Careers and Financial Education
Our Financial Vision statement:
At Queensmead we believe that financial education is a key learning priority for our children to support their future choices including those related to aspirations and lifestyle. We are dedicated to enhancing our curriculum with real life contexts and strive to support staff in doing this.
Understanding about money is a thread which runs through the whole curriculum- not just in maths! We have developed an engaging and inspiring learning programme which reflects our commitment to ensuring that pupils have a clear understanding of 'money matters'!
'One of my favourite things is when we have a competition to see who can raise the most money at the School Fair!'
'Our class didn't win this year but we made lots of profit!'
We have recently been re-accredited with the Centre of Excellence for Financial Education Award and have been supported by Young Enterprise to achieve this.
In addition, we are very proud that Deputy Principal, Mrs Bentley was named Personal Financial Primary School Teacher of the Year, being presented with a cheque for £5000 to spend on further developing our award-winning programme of financial education.
Our curriculum is carefully planned to ensure that pupils experience a range of opportunities to learn about the value of money and how money works as part of our society. We encourage them to explore ways to use money which take into account the real life pressures of adhering to a budget.
Our Enterprise weeks offer pupils the chance to design and run their own businesses making and selling items for the school Summer fair and designing, creating and developing games for the Winter Fair - altogether we raised thousands from these pupil-led initiatives.
Pupils plan and organise their own money raising events such as cake sales, non-uniform days and popcorn playtimes to name but a few!