Northwood Together identified early on that a local need was for support on financial issues. The Board began looking for ways to commission suitable programme providers for helping our children to have the skills, knowledge and confidence to manage their money well, now and in the future. After much research and a tendering process we have commisioned pfeg, the UK's leading financial education charity and trusted and experienced provider, to support our local primary schools in teaching our children about money.
Northwood Community Primary School is the first school to benefit from £18k of Northwood Together's support for pfeg's Centre of Excellence programme. The programme will start in September 2015 and Kerry Croxford, a senior teacher at the school, will be "Financial Education Champion".
Meetings have already taken place (see photo) with Sally Thomas, pfeg's Centres of Excellence project manager, Kerry Croxford, teacher and Financial Education Champion for the school and Mr Hollywood, Headteacher, to begin planning for September. Mr Hollywood is particularly keen about the way the programme will be taylored to the needs of the children and will apply mathematical and social skills in real-life, meaningful contexts.
In September there was an exciting launch for the project with some special drama presentations by the children, to parents with the help of Altru Drama, again funded by Northwood Together.
SEE BELOW for an up to date report on progress.