Financial Centre of Excellence
Brook Green has recently become a Financial Centre of Excellence.
This was achieved through the PSHEE and Maths Departments working together to design a series of lessons that focused on money recognition. Work was undertaken with Year 10 and 11 students in and outside of class focused on money.
Year 10 students were given shopping lists and had to purchase the right goods and calculate the correct change.
Year 11 students were given a challenge to organise, budget, and undertake a trip.
The evaluation feedback praised us for using "real life teaching opportunities" with our students. The school was also praised for embedding financial education throughout the curriculum. This was only possible through both departments closely working and planning together.
The school was also supported through visits from Santander who delivered several sessions including Moneywise workshops.
The team are scheduled to pick up the Award at the Centre for Excellence Conference held in Birmingham on the 14th of November.
Mr Walters Head of Maths said "This is a great example of Departments working together to develop a coherent and joined up curriculum that helps our students on their learning pathways."