The school, in Redcar Lane, was chosen to work towards becoming a Centre of Excellence in financial education by pfeg
(Personal Finance Education Group, part of Young Enterprise).
As with all pfeg
initiatives, the Week is designed to be flexible and adaptable so that activities can be changed to meet the needs of individual schools.
If we are to stop youngsters getting themselves into avoidable money difficulties, it is vital for parents to "break the British taboo" and talk more to their children about the family budget, according to Tracey Bleakley, chief executive of pfeg
Santander is supporting the school's bid to achieve pfeg
Centre of Excellence status in the next year.
com/courses/managing-my-money Tracey Bleakley, chief executive of financial education charity pfeg
(Personal Finance Education Group), said: "There is still a huge amount of work to do to improve financial capability in the UK.
Run by financial education charity pfeg
(Personal Finance Education Group), this year the aim of the week - which will run from June 9 to June 15 - is to give schoolchildren a head-start in financial education before the skills become a compulsory part of the new National Curriculum from September.
chief executive Tracy Bleakley explained why this may be the case.
As part of a charity's Get Money Smart campaign, every school in Ian Lavery's Wansbeck constituency has been sent posters and teaching materials by pfeg
- the Personal Finance Education Group - which wants to get children talking about money in their classrooms.
Financial education charity pfeg
(Personal Finance Education Group) and NatWest have launched a newly-updated resource to support secondary mathematics teachers with the transition to the new National Curriculum from next September.
Key findings of the research include: (1) The research underlines the "ongoing need in schools for the support provided by pfeg
As the economic downturn continues to affect households in Birmingham and across the UK, research commissioned by pfeg
(Personal Finance Education Group), highlights that even children and young teenagers are beginning to feel the impact of the credit crunch.
She points out research just carried out by pfeg
found 77% of primary-age children get money from doing chores - while 51% get it for "just being good.