Financial Literacy in KS2 – Mathematics & Health and Well-being AoLE SOUTH WALES (Cardiff)

Course date: 6th Oct 2021

‘Numeracy is a key enabler in making a number of informed decisions, in particular, managing money and supporting good financial decision‑making and critically engaging with social norms around money’ Health & Well-being AoLE (draft 2019).

According to the latest Estyn report Managing Money (July 2017) “not all teachers have the knowledge and skills to help them deliver financial education confidently”

In an increasingly complex financial world, it is important that we develop pupils’ financial capability from an early age to equip them with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to manage money well and to prepare them for the opportunities and challenges that money brings to their lives.

This course will support teachers in identifying opportunities to plan and deliver financial education, as well as advise and provide a wealth of teaching resources.

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Target Group: KS2 teachers
  • how financial education can be made real and relevant to pupils
  • where financial education most effectively fits in the school curriculum in Wales including reference to Professor Graham Donaldson’s review of curriculum and assessment ‘Successful Futures’ (2015)
  • progression of activities for money calculations linked to the 'manage money' strand of the Literacy and Numeracy Framework (LNF) but also a wider awareness of financial issues
  • practical, real life ideas for actively engaging learners in financial education in a variety of contexts
  • using real life contexts to develop an understanding of financial vocabulary, decision making and financial planning
  • key resources to support the delivery of financial education further

Course Presenter: Gaynor Murphy

MATHEMATICS/ NUMERACY and FINANCIAL LITERACY - Gaynor Murphy has considerable experience of working with primary schools in a variety of contexts to improve the quality of teaching and learning of mathematics. This includes providing subject specific training, support, advice and professional development both centrally and school based. She is passionate about engaging pupils through active, relevant and enjoyable approaches to mathematics which allows them to gain confidence in understanding key mathematical concepts and a deep love of mathematics. She considers developing teachers confidence in use of assessment in classrooms is crucial to raise achievement and ensure every lesson engages all individual pupils at an appropriate level. Through her work with the Welsh Government, Gaynor has trained and supported schools across Wales in various roles. As the primary adviser for the Welsh Financial Education Unit (WFEU) she co-wrote Welsh Government guidance on delivering financial education in schools and provided training and resources for schools across Wales linked to this. Working as a National Support Programme Partner, Gaynor worked with schools nationally supporting teachers, headteachers, teaching assistants and governors in effectively implementing the National Literacy and Numeracy Framework (LNF). Gaynor Murphy's experience as an Estyn inspector enabled her to develop the skills to evaluate the quality of provision and to provide advice on effective school improvement. Gaynor Murphy has a Masters degree in Education and holds a NPQH. She is also a Numicon consultant and a Let's Think and PCame tutor and is keen to promote a collaborative problem-solving approach to mathematics. Search for Courses

Course Location: South Wales - Cardiff

Future Inn, Hemingway Road, Cardiff Bay, CF10 4AU   START TIME: 8.30am coffee and registration for a 9.00am start
Future Inn's Conference Covid Policy
  • Meetings will be arranged based on 1m social distancing.
  • Anti-bac stations will continue to be in place.
  • Social distancing encouraged in all public areas.
  • Enhanced cleaning of public areas & high-level touch areas, this includes conference area.
  • Staff members continuing to wear masks and guests asked to wear masks in all public areas. 
  • One way system when entering and exiting hotel.  
  • Conference guests asked to complete self-disclosure form on arrival.
  • Individual water bottles will be provided.
  • Tea/coffee served in training rooms.
  • Lunches (in individual bags) served in training room with a choice of standard, vegetarian, vegan or specific dietary requirement – if possible, please advise of gluten free or other dietary requirements in advance.

(Autumn 2021)

The Future Inn, Cardiff Bay