Top tips for teaching about economic wellbeing in PSHE education
Health education and relationships education have had a lot of attention recently, as the government has committed to making these aspects of PSHE education compulsory in all schools from 2020.
These commitments are a great step forward, however, schools must not neglect the ‘E’ for economic in PSHE. Helping young people to make financial decisions, understand their impact and think about careers is a vital part of preparing them for adult life, with obvious links to their physical and mental health and relationships.
The PSHE Assocation has developed top tips guidance for teachers, co-produced with the Bank of England, which will help PSHE leads to put economic wellbeing at the heart of their PSHE curriculum with simple ideas to build teachers’ confidence and make learning relevant to students.
This free guidance document is accompanied by the latest edition of their PSHE Talks podcast, which focuses on ‘Keeping the E in PSHE education’. Our Senior Subject Specialist, Jenny Fox talks to Malindi Myers, economist and deputy agent at the Bank of England about why economic education is so important for children and young people.