Schools & Teachers
To ensure maximum impact, MyBnk works closely with teachers to ensure our programmes map into your curriculum and takes into account a wide range of learning abilities.
Workshops can be tailored and single sessions applied to everything from an entire year group to a single class. Our Education Officers are fully trained and tested and come to your school armed with the latest resources all mapped to the National Curriculum.
The priority is for young people to get the financial education knowledge and enterprise experience that works best for them. See our case studies and impact centre for more.
Once you have identified the financial education or enterprise programme you would like to run at your school, click on the ‘Request a session’ button and complete the form. Or, if you would like to talk our Facilitation Team to discuss your needs, call 0203 581 9920 or email [email protected].
Teachers Advisory Panel
With financial education’s inclusion in Citizenship and Maths in Key Stages 3 & 4, we have formed an expert panel of teachers and providers from across the sector to share best practice and exchange ideas on what works in the classroom.
- Professionally develop in a creative environment.
- Exchange innovative ideas for teaching Financial Education.
- Share views to better inform content.
Your involvement will:
- Offer you free workshops for your school.
- Keep you up to date with developments in the field.
- Offer networking opportunities with teachers and relevant professionals.
Give access to exciting events and media opportunities.
For further information or to suggest agenda items, contact [email protected].
Vulnerable young people
MyBnk strives to work with the widest range of young people, including those that conventional education struggles to reach. We have forged partnerships with organisations to ensure we reach out to the most disadvantaged and financially vulnerable young people.
Our experts do this through face-to-face financial education and enterprise programmes, a Youth Advisory Panel and policy work. A quarter of our work is in this area. We have reached thousands of young people in hundreds of youth organisations, councils and housing associations across London and the North and South West of England. Workshops help young people detoxify money management and overcome the barriers to independent living in areas like managing benefits, tax, prioritising spending, and debt.
We have extensive experience helping:
- Young Parents Groups.
- Those in sheltered housing.
- SEN, EAL and Esol students, including those with dyscalculia, dyspraxia or dyslexia.
- NEETs, young offenders or those on probation.
- Unaccompanied Asylum Seekers.
These groups are supported mainly through our Money Works programme – A dedicated series of financial literacy workshops that empowers 16-25 year olds and also, enterprise projects.
MyBnk engage using behavioural management techniques and audio, visual and kinaesthetic learning styles. We use extensions for Special Educational Needs, dyslexic students and for those whose first language is not English.
Our experts embed financial capability into intermediaries existing assistance programmes and actively work with 13 Leaving Care Units.
The response we get is that we go above and beyond the public sector’s statutory requirement to provide financial literacy lessons and supports young care leavers further into independent living.
- Local Authority / commissioned services.
- Leaving Care Units.
- Pupil Referral Units, Young Offenders Institutes, Virtual Schools etc.
- Local Authority led youth groups.
- Supplementary schools.
- Youth Offending Team & Youth Crime Prevention Team.
- 14 – 19 Teams.
- Housing Associations.
- Training providers.
- Non Local Authority youth groups.
- Voluntary organisations working with young people and charities.
Vulnerable young people also sit on our Youth Advisory Panel, where we put their feedback and concerns at the center of programme development.
In addition, MyBnk is deeply involved in wider efforts to address social economic issues effecting young people – be it financial exclusion, youth unemployment or the care system. Please see our Policy section for evidence submissions, reports, studies and consultations.
Housing Associations & Councils
MyBnk’s financial education and enterprise programmes deal with debt prevention and intervention.
Most of our work with housing associations focuses on the latter, helping young tenants in, or are at risk of getting in rent arrears manage their money and keep their tenancies.
However, we have increasing experience with young people before they get their tenancies as part of housing associations overall care, contract and commitment processes. This extends to young adults in sheltered housing, using budgeting and saving skills to make sustainable transitions to independent living.
Our experts have also delivered a mix of survival money management programmes to and enterprise experiences via local authorities Looked After & Leaving Care Teams, Children Services and Unaccompanied Asylum Seekers. We place a high emphasis on quality and impact. Trainers are experts who have passed rigorous exams on all things in personal finance and every session is rated by participants and facilitators.
We do this via:
Delivery – Much of our support for young people in these settings is through our financial intervention workshop, Money Works. It has been delivered to thousands of young people in place like Peabody, Metropolitan Housing and Cestria Community Housing. This programme won the Children & Young People Now, Leaving Care Award 2015.
Enterprise – Helping councils and their contractors deliver rewarding summer activities, mainly through our Business Battle programme. These are rich, time-bound, real product, real money and real marketplace enterprise experiences.
Consultancy – Assisting organisations with their financial education programmes. We are involved in several multi-million pound Big Lottery ‘Improving Financial Confidence’ projects. Our experts helped design The Money House for Hyde Housing which simulates independent living in a Big Brother style flat.Four years after launch, MyBnk has now taken over the running of The Money House. See more, here.