Schools Work – financial education and more
This is the most common comment we hear during our life skills training. Not only is it relevant and useful, The Money Advice Service (MAS) has additionally proven that teaching money skills is a way of engaging pupils who struggle to access other parts of the curriculum and are at risk of exclusion. It’s relevant to everyone.
Our CEO, Rebecca, is an experienced secondary school teacher and trainer and strongly believes that much of what Your Own Place offers to people at risk of homelessness should be a provision that is universally available. ‘A ‘curriculum for life’ isn’t just engaging, it’s essential to making a successful transition to adulthood, for which we all have a responsibility’.
What do we do?
Teachers have enough to be expert in, so Your Own Place offers:
- assemblies and inspirational talks on money matters, housing, homelessness and moving to independence
- one-off financial education lessons
- half-days, full-days or a whole term of innovative and highly engaging small and large group workshops in understanding money, money management, debt and savings, bills, digital money management as well as lots more
- any of these workshops can now be delivered digitally
- we can offer a train the trainer offer for PSHE practitioners to use and develop their life skills confidence in the classroom too
Because young people want to learn about money – it’s instantly engaging and relevant. As well as a route back into mainstream lessons for those who might be struggling, the difference our workshops make is on their ability to make and sustain relationships, get on with their peers and find their own solutions as they navigate their move to independence and adult life.
Our workshops are impactful on all young people and especially those at risk of exclusion, facing barriers to learning and looked after.
Young people must be better prepared for adult life as well as in the classroom, to have the best shot at adult life – this is something we are all working hard towards.
Get in touch with Rebecca to find out more.
firstname.lastname@example.org mob: 07530 028446