Financial Education Statment
"Raising Aspirations, Access and Achievement"
Financial Education remains a top priority for us at Sherbourne Fields School, and we are continually finding new ways to involve students in their learning and broaden their experiences. I am currently liaising with the Natwest ‘My Money Sense’ team to get their support delivering lessons and workshops to the students across the school.
Your Child continues to have a dedicated Financial Education Lesson each week; however financial education has many cross-curricular links in to other lessons including SMSC and Business Enterprise.
Our school café is open every day before and after school for parents, students and staff to buy hot or cold drinks and a range of healthy cereal bars, tempting flapjacks and freshly baked toast. It also sells products students have made in the Wedge Workshop e.g. bird feeders and Christmas decorations and in Food preparation e.g. Jams and chutneys. It is open in the morning for parents from 8.30-9.45am and from 10-10.20am for students. It is also open from 3-3.30pm. Students from across Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 work in the shop practicing skills such as money, food preparation and build their confidence and self-esteem.
Through the curriculum we are delivering at school and the extracurricular opportunities we are able to offer students we will applying for re-certification of the Pfeg Centre of Excellence for Financial Education Award.
Please do not hesitate to contact me at school if you have any further questions or queries. Thank you for your continued support.
Pfeg Financial Education Champion
Assistant Head Key Stage 5
The following quotes are from parents responding to the questionnaire I sent home regarding Financial Education.
“I am happy as I believe its very important children learn about money, and Financial Responsibility.
“A brilliant tool to help them further their understanding for the future.”
“ It is an absolute necessity!”
“The Wedge Café is an excellent opportunity for students at Sherbourne to practically handle money in a real-life situation.”