For the next academic year our school pilot programme in partnership with The Jack Petchey Foundation is being extended to 50 schools in London and Essex. The programme consists of delivery of 4 from 5 topics to year 12 (you get to choose) from Budgeting, Saving and Investing, Taxation, Pensions and Cryptocurrencies in two sessions ranging from 60-90 minutes. We will also be delivering five topics to year 13 students on Student Finance, Starting a business, Credit cards, Credit ratings and flat sharing. These will also be delivered in two sessions between 60 and 90 minutes. Whilst the pilot is now full you can register your interest in participating in the next phase by clicking the button above.
The workshops are heavily subsidised by The Jack Petchey Foundation whilst each school will be asked to pay £130 towards the total cost.
We will keep you updated of developments on this page over the next few months.
Your questions about the delivery process answered.
Ed's enthusiasm and knowledge of the subject content meant that our students left his workshops with a full understanding of the content covered. Financial literacy is increasingly important to our students and Ed made the subject matter fun, engaging and interactive! I would fully recommend Ed to any school.
Ed's content covered the requirements exactly and he delivered in a very engaging way.
Relevant, engaging and great value - will help the students moving forward!
David Wragg - Head of Sixth Form
Everybody needs to know financial hacks and pitfalls - the sooner you know them the lest costly they are. This is the right time for ALL students to be thinking about money in a positive way. Small investments now can make a lifetime of a difference.
Jo-Anne Rampling - Careers Leader 2022
They engaged with the entire process, learned valuable information and have a clearer idea on how to conduct themselves financially….the WizeUp work shop was a roaring success from start to finish
Daniel Edwards - Year Lead
I missed you leaving on Thursday as I was teaching and didn't get a chance to say thank you for the workshop. Our students really enjoyed it and are looking forward to the next session . Thought you might like to see the feedback they gave following the talk for the school newsletter as it was so positive. Ruman Basi - Head of Year 12
The workshop was very informative. Thank you for this lesson! It has really helped me to expand my knowledge in finance helping me to prepare for the future, I cannot wait for the next session
Fatima (Yr 12)
The talk was informative, and Ed had an engaging and good approach for young people. We found out lots about student finance and how to start up our own business. For example, on Instagram. He was interactive and got us all involved.
It was very informative and we got to learn about lots of things that no one really teaches you about. I learned about financial stability and how to take care of myself in the future.
Rejaina, Year 12
The Year 13 workshop was really good. Ed went through how debit and credit cards work which gave us insight into things like credit and debit, standing orders and credit scores. He explained how to build them and what influences the score. We learned how to calculate APRs and interest on loans and credit cards. Ed showed us the do’s and don’ts of credit cards which I like learning about because I know that if I had gone to Uni next year I might have got into trouble as I didn’t understand it until now. –
Hinal, Year 13
The session was informing students about credit cards and credit ratings. The outcome was certainly that students had an understanding of the way credit cards and credit ratings work, and the take-away of how to use credit cards the right way, and how to maintain a good credit rating. So what was delivered was exactly what was promised!
Ed has a friendly, engaging presentational style which students respond to very positively. He makes the course content relevant and interesting and comes across as a trusted expert. Students really appreciated being able to ask questions and his knowledgeable responses were excellent. Students left the sessions feeling more confident and informed.