015 Financial education in the UK: Support & resources for teachers.

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Financial education in the UK: Support & resources for teachers.

This episode focuses on the importance of Financial Education in the UK and in particular financial education in schools in the UK.  Steph from The Money Charity and Helen Westwood, the winner of the Moneywise Secondary Personal Finance Teacher of the Year award, join me to discuss how important teaching Financial Education is to encourage young people to understand and manage their money better.

We chat about subjects that should be taught in schools, teaching financial education, financial education resources and financial education workshops.  Our passion for teaching and raising awareness about money management truly resonated all throughout our discussion. We talk about being equipped with a wide variety of resources as teachers, having conversations around money starting at a young age, providing practical examples for students to relate to, and more!


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[00:02:05] Introduction to our guests Steph from The Money Charity and Financial Education teacher Helen Westwood.

[00:06:10] The importance of teaching Financial Education

[00:11:01] At what age do we start talking to children about money?

[00:13:28] Examples of money learning experiences for young people

[00:16:18] The ‘buy now, pay later’ culture targeting young people

[00:20:01] Helen Winning the Moneywise Secondary Personal Finance Teacher of the Year Award

[00:23:40]: The Money Charity's workshops and resources to help us manage our money better

[00:27:00] Helpful Resources for teachers to help deliver financial Education more effectively

[00:32:16] Thoughts about Financial Education in the Curriculum


The resources we discussed in the podcast can be found below:

For teachers looking for brilliant ideas to help them in teaching Financial Education, Money and Me, Young Money, as well as the Principality Building Society are excellent resources.

There are also various organisations such as The Money Charity and Stewart Ivory Financial Education Trust that produce content and provide workshops to raise awareness about money.

Find out how your school or college can become a Centre of Excellence for Financial Education. 


Whatever you do, whatever your life is like, wherever you live, whether you have a job or not, lots of money, or not much, how you manage it is going to really affect your life. It's not just how much money you have.  Steph, The Money Charity 

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