Managing Money


An Estyn report July 2017, evaluated the quality and provision of financial education in schools and how teaching and learning in this area have developed since Estyn’s previous report published in 2011 (Estyn, 2011).  One of the recommendations from this report states that:


“Schools should provide staff with appropriate training to improve the provision for financial education”.


In an increasingly complex financial world, it is important that we develop pupils’ financial capability from an early age in order 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.


Financial Education in Key Stage 2 – Money Matters


The course will explore:



  • 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.

The cost of the training is £125 per delegate and includes 1 full day training at a local venue together with all materials and a buffet lunch.


The Trainer


Gaynor Murphy, a past teacher of Alderman Davies CIW School, 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.


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).


Her experience as an Estyn inspector has enabled her to develop the skills to evaluate the quality of provision and to provide advice on effective school improvement.