A college in Bolton has develop into the primary accredited centre of excellence for monetary training due to funding from a partnership between St James’s Place and Younger Enterprise.
The Tonge Moor Main Academy in Bolton is the primary college within the UK to be named as a Centre of Excellence for Monetary Schooling.
A yr into its partnership with SJP, Tonge Moor has achieved the standing by growing its protection of economic training from 51% to 96.5% of the college’s curriculum.
It has embedded monetary training into private, social, well being, relationship and economics (PSHRE) training and arithmetic, in addition to widening its attain into a spread of different topics.
Wealth supervisor SJP has dedicated to sponsor 21 colleges on their journeys to develop into Younger Enterprise Centres of Excellence because the partnership started on the finish of final yr.
Younger Enterprise is a nationwide monetary and enterprise training charity that encourages younger folks to reach the altering world of labor by equipping them with expertise, information and confidence.
To date 12 SJP-funded colleges have signed as much as the accreditation course of.
The funding offered by SJP helps equip educational employees with the help, instruments, and assets wanted to assist construct the monetary confidence of pupils and embed monetary training throughout the college’s curriculum.
Maria Spooner, head of company consultancy, accountable enterprise, at St James’s Place stated: “We’re delighted that Tonge Moor has achieved its Centre of Excellence accreditation, serving to to enhance the monetary literacy of its pupils, employees, and wider neighborhood.
“At St James’s Place, we’re dedicated to changing into a number one accountable enterprise within the UK. Supporting the monetary wellbeing and training of our purchasers, our folks and wider communities is vital to this.
“Early training is an important a part of constructing long run monetary resilience, with analysis displaying that cash habits are set as early because the age of seven. By supporting the COE programme, we hope to construct these habits early and allow brighter monetary futures for younger folks throughout the UK.”