In a busy week for the DebtAware team, four primary schools in the North West have been recognised for their efforts in educating children about debt and money management.
Cherryfold Primary School, Euxton Primrose Hill, Spindle-Point Primary, and Heasandford Primary School were all presented with plaques this week during their assemblies.
Schools who fully invest in the ethos of the DebtAware programme can complete extra activities to become a DebtAware Accredited Money Management School. Accreditation involves meeting the criteria for a series of six standards, designed to embed commitment to financial education within the school at every level– including Governors and senior staff – and that the programme is included in its school improvement plan.
Out of over 160 schools only 18 primary schools have gained Accredited Centre status for the DebtAware Money Management programme.
The charity’s Education Manager Brian Souter said;
“Money management is such a fundamental skill that we wanted to make sure that the importance of these lessons was appreciated throughout the schools taking part in the programme and is embedded in their culture.
“The fact that these schools have achieved accreditation shows just how enthusiastically they have embraced the programme and the quality of their delivery.”