Which subjects do parents value the most?

Which subjects would parents like their children to be taught at school outside of the core curriculum? A new poll has sought to answer this question.

Financial literacy and budget management and mental health awareness topped the list in a poll of 2,500 parents of UK pupils aged five to 16.

Commissioned by the British Council, the poll showed that 59% of the parents wanted their children to be taught personal finance and budgeting in school.

This was followed by mental health awareness (54%), while 48% said schools should teach basic domestic skills and household maintenance.

Internet and social media safety and awareness should be taught according to 47% of the parents, while nutrition and healthy eating was a priority for 43%.

Further down the list of priorities included self-defence (32%), identifying misinformation and fake news (27%), basic vehicle maintenance (24%), and social media content creation (16%), while other lesson suggestions included sign language and first-aid.

Register now, read forever

Thank you for visiting SecEd and reading some of our content for professionals in secondary education. Register now for free to get unlimited access to all content.

What's included:

  • Unlimited access to news, best practice articles and podcast

  • New content and e-bulletins delivered straight to your inbox every Monday and Thursday


Already have an account? Sign in here