Top tips for teaching about economic wellbeing in PSHE education

Top tips for teaching about economic wellbeing in PSHE education

Guidance on how to teach about economic wellbeing through your PSHE curriculum.


Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is the school curriculum subject that prepares children and young people to meet life’s challenges and make the most of life’s opportunities. PSHE has three core themes – Relationships; Health and Wellbeing; and Living in the Wider World (which is concerned with economic wellbeing and careers).

Health education and relationships education have had a lot of recent focus, as the government has committed to making these aspects of PSHE compulsory in schools from 2020. However, schools must not neglect the ‘E’ for economic in PSHE. Helping young people to understand their feelings about money, financial decisions, careers and the economy is a vital part of preparing them for adult life, with obvious links to health outcomes and relationships.

Our new top tips guidance for teachers, co-produced with the Bank of England, helps PSHE leads to put economic wellbeing at the heart of the PSHE curriculum — with simple ideas to build teachers’ confidence, make learning relevant to students and promote the use of various online tools.


PSHE Talks Episode 3 — Keeping the 'e' in PSHE

This guidance document is accompanied by our latest edition of our 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.

 

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Resource type(s)

Guidance documents
Top tips

Subject(s)

Economic Wellbeing and Financial Capability

Levels

Key Stage 2
Key Stage 3
Key Stage 4
Key Stage 5

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