The hunt for Britain’s best personal finance teacher

The introduction of financial education to the national curriculum may have only started from the beginning of this academic year but the hunt for Britain’s best personal finance teacher is on with £5,000 worth of school equipment up for grabs.

Open to all secondary schools, the competition set up by Moneywise magazine will shortlist entries and then a public vote will identify the three best teachers.

The three teachers who receive the most votes will have their entries assessed by an expert panel of judges from the Personal Finance Education Group (Pfeg), Moneywise and gocompare.com, who will donate the £5,000 to be spent on anything from whiteboards to iPads.

Deputy Editor of Moneywise, Laura Whitcombe, said: “Children benefit with finance education from a young age, they grow up much more financially aware and responsible and we really think that is the key to making the next generation the savviest one yet.”

And for teacher entries, Laura added: “All we want to know is what exactly they have been teaching about money, how they’ve made it fun and what the children have learnt so it needn’t be horribly time consuming, we just want to know what has changed this year and to see some evidence of that.”

The winner of the Moneywise Personal Finance Teacher of the Year award will be named in June where they will also be presented with a trophy.

Click here for more information and how to enter.

Closing dates for nominations is April 10.

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