Just Finance RGB

Calling All Nottingham Primary Schools!

Did you know that our sister charity, the Just Finance Foundation, offers two free financial education programmes- Milo’s Money and Lifesavers, aimed at KS1 and KS2 respectively. Read on to find out more...


Milo's Money

Milo’s Money was developed 18 months ago as a result of funding granted to us by the Money and Pensions Service, who wanted a high-quality resource for teaching young children the foundational knowledge and skills they need.

Milo is a young dinosaur who receives some money for the first time and wonders what to do with it. Our lovely storybook sees Milo gathering advice about his options. Schools are provided with free copies of the picture book along with access to the website which features a digital copy of the book, a digital game about shopping and more than 60 classroom (and assembly) resources. We will soon be also sending out free soft toy Milo’s to our schools to go alongside the books.



LifeSavers is a unique programme for primary schools offering a whole school approach that provides:

  • Resources and training for teachers to embed financial education into the school curriculum
  • Support for school savings clubs to give children a practical experience of handling money
  • A whole community approach that involves parents, credit unions and others in helping children learn about money

Combining these elements enables meaningful classroom learning to be put into practice through participation in a savings club, with the active support of parents and other community organisations.

How Can Just Finance Help Your School?

We provide learning resources which have been designed by former teachers to directly support objectives in mathematics and PSHE, but it is also a fantastic resource for cross curricular themed work.

Paul Street facilitates both these programmes within Nottinghamshire schools, and is able to help you in planning and integrating the work into your curriculum. Paul’s background is firmly in primary education where he has worked as a teacher, county mathematics adviser and headteacher for the last thirty years. Paul’s contact details are included below, please direct any queries directly to him.

Both programmes are free, and fully funded for us to provide to schools within Nottinghamshire. We’ve so far had a lot of uptake and positive feedback from outside the county for the academic year 21/22, but ultimately want to get local schools on board and hoping to recruit strongly for September 2022 start. Please do pass this email onto any connections you have within Nottinghamshire Primary Schools so that we can see as many children as possible equipped with the real life-skills associated with money.

What Other Local Teachers Have Said

“We launched LifeSavers in St John's with an exciting 'Money Week' that the whole school participated in. As well as a visit from a 'maths magician', there was a special assembly, where we were joined by the Manager of Nottingham Credit Union, and a school competition to design our savings club logo.
Six children were picked to run the savings club with the help of three adult volunteers including our local vicar! The children's enthusiasm for the scheme has been infectious. One of first junior savers brought his form back to school saying that his mum also wanted to join the credit union, so we can already see the potential impact of LifeSavers on our whole school community.
Teaching staff have completed their training and are using the curriculum linked financial education resources in their classes. I can see how LifeSavers will have a big impact on the children at St John's."

(Fi Belton, Senior Teacher at St. John's)
“Financial education that is tailored to include, not only the basic recognition of coins and their value, but also a concept of its role in the world around us is useful. Making links between our financial choices and thankfulness, wisdom, generosity and justice should enable and equip our children to do more than just make quick financial calculations but more likely to make wise ones.”

(Teacher, Worksop Primary School- Milo’s Money).

How Do You Sign Up?

Well, the best thing to do is to get in touch with Paul directly! He can give you more information, or provide you with the sign up link. You can contact him on 07387092248 or email paul.street@jff.org.uk