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Community Savings appoints new Education Officer

Community Savings appoints new Education Officer

Wednesday 02 October 2019

Community Savings appoints new Education Officer


Community Savings has appointed a dedicated education officer to assist with the expansion of its financial education programme across local secondary schools.

In his new role, qualified teacher Callum Duffy will have responsibility for developing and delivering lessons and workshops to meet the financial literacy requirements of the curriculum for students and young adults aged between 11 and 18.

Brian Curtis, Executive Chairman of Community Savings, said that education and early intervention were key in improving financial knowledge and understanding among young people. The charity's education programme encouraged them to look at the opportunities and challenges that money presented and helped foster informed decision making and good financial habits.

“Our aim is to deliver a consistent, standardised and tailored programme to every student in Key Stages 3 and 4 (11 to 16 years old) and, hopefully, to all students and young adults aged 16 to 18 and Callum’s appointment is evidence of our desire to achieve that," he explained.

“We hope to arm students with the knowledge to help them avoid the consequences of poor money management, such as serious debt, and learn to manage their finances responsibly."

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