In 2016 we were very proud to launch our own ‘Money Academy’. The Nottingham has a long and rich history of helping people manage their money. In the late 1800’s our founder Samuel Fox set up the UK’s first adult school to increase the numeracy and literacy of his workers in the lace factories of inner-city Nottingham and he remains a big influence on our work in local communities today.
We know that managing your money is a key skill no matter what your age and you can hear what some of our kids told us about their cash here.
The Money Academy has been designed to increase financial awareness in young people (key stage 2) linked to National Curriculum learning outcomes for 8 and 9 year olds. We work with leading financial education charity Young Enterprise to keep up to date with the latest lesson plans and fun teaching activities.
The All Saints Academy in Matlock is one of the schools to have benefitted from a visit from their local branch. Mandy Sheldon, Customer Service Consultant at our Matlock branch says: “The feedback from teachers I have spoken to is that they really value the assistance as surprisingly, financial education is not currently included on the National Curriculum and yet we know it is important that kids are money aware at an early age and build good habits.
The Money Academy is a great offering to schools, the kids have really enjoyed it and have been very enthusiastic about us coming to visit“
To find out more about Money Academy, visit your local branch.