Economic well-being and enterprise in the primary sector
Young people face complex issues these days with regards to finance. All of them will need to address the challenge of finding affordable accommodation. Many will finish their full time education with large student loans, a commitment that can extend many years into their adult lives. These young people must be equipped with well-established skills in adapting their life style to their circumstances, to be able to make balanced judgements on the many options to them, to be able to assess objectively the pressures on them to spend their money. As with all basic skills, many agree that the process of developing these abilities should be introduced from an early age to give our young people a solid foundation for managing their lives. The article which can be dowloaded from the column on the right gives the rationale behind EWB, enterprise and financial education at primary level
In this unit, we currently offer the following sources of support for schools in the area of EWB learning and enterprise
- the article
- details of the My Voice London Microsociety programme, aimed mainly at Year 5 although this enterprise project has been run effectively with other age groups. While this programme is only open to primary schools in Kingston, Merton and Croydon, who are all entitled to apply for a place on the programme, the material offers a model for good practice. It comprises background tinformation ogether with relevant pages extracted from the annual report. The final two pages of these materials give comments from Ofsted on the programme. Schools may find these comments useful as guidance on areas of good practice on economic and business education in primary schools.
- links to websites which support schools' work in the area of the EWB, financial capability and enterprise
Follow the link on the left for contact details for this programme and others across the country. In the interests of building up a comprehensive list we would welcome further examples of similar initiatives and support programmes open to schools in other areas of the country