Not many people disagree with the idea that all pupils should leave school with the ability to understand how to navigate major life choices, including those relating to money, but there is perhaps a lack of awareness about the extent to which personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education has the potential to develop financial capability, enterprise and employability skills.
Financial decisions are inextricably linked with other areas covered through the PSHE education curriculum, from mental wellbeing to an understanding of risk. The skills and attributes pupils need to manage decisions related to money are often very similar to those they need to navigate other life choices and these skills and attributes are at the core of PSHE education. PSHE education is therefore a natural home for learning about economic wellbeing and careers, complementing learning in other subjects such as Mathematics and Citizenship. Download our 'PSHE education: putting the personal into the economic' report below for further details on how this works in practice: