Financial Education Textbook

We want all schools to be able to talk with confidence and consistency to their students about money. Following the successful roll-out of Your Money Matters, the very first financial education textbook, in England we are excited to be bringing nation specific versions to Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales in 2021. The Textbook is a major step forward in achieving consistency to the financial education young people receive within secondary schools by providing teachers with access to a high quality free standardised teaching resource to support and enhance financial education delivery.

In November 2018 340,000 copies of the very first financial education textbook in the UK, Your Money Matters, were delivered into English secondary schools funded by Martin Lewis, the Money Saving Expert, with a personal donation of £325,000.

The Money and Pensions Service and Martin Lewis are now splitting the cost of developing nation specific versions of the Your Money Matters for Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. State-funded secondary schools in each nation will receive both printed and digital copies of the Textbook and accompanying Teacher’s Guide (digital only) in 2021. Find out more here.

Download a free copy of Your Money Matters below.

Hard copies of Your Money Matters can be purchased on Amazon.

Evaluation

With funding from the Money and Pensions Service (MaPS) we commissioned an external evaluation in 2019 to understand what impact the textbook was beginning to make within schools. The focus groups and surveys gave a picture of the current state of play of financial education, the value of the textbook to teachers and students, and details of how it was used.

The evaluation found;

  • 89% of surveyed teachers agreed the textbook would increase the quality of financial education
  • 88% agreed it would increase teacher confidence in delivering financial education
  • The content was trusted by teachers to be accurate, unbiased, up to date and comprehensive

Download a summary of the evaluation findings here, or read the full report here.

A Teacher's Guide

Your Money Matters – A Teacher’s Guide

To provide additional support to teachers we have also developed a Teacher’s Guide, which will highlight areas of good practice, provide examples of curriculum integration and showcase additional external support which schools could use to enrich their financial education provision.

Download the Teacher’s Guide.

Making the most of Your Money Matters

Making the most of Your Money Matters

Book on to one of our free Regional CPD Training Events which will help you develop and deliver effective and engaging financial education within the secondary curriculum in a way that is real and relevant to your students.

Teacher Training
More resources

More resources

You can also visit the resource hub to access a range of financial education teaching resources and materials which can be used to complement the activities within Your Money Matters.

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Contact our Advisory Service for support and guidance on how to make the most of Your Money Matters

0300 6660 127

Please note that we have been made aware of an organisation contacting individuals asking for donations in relation to the Textbook. We would never ask individuals for donations towards the Textbook and have not authorised any organisation to do this on our behalf. If you are approached please contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.