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Victoria Cleland from the Bank of England visits Parkside
22nd November 2019

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On Friday, 22nd November, Parkside were privileged to welcome Victoria Cleland into school to speak with our KS3 pupils about her career within the Bank of England. Victoria Cleland is the Executive Director for Banking, Payments and Innovation, and Chief Cashier at the Bank of England. As well as having responsibility for all of the Bank’s involvement in banknotes (from design to distribution), she leads the Bank’s work on digital currencies. Victoria has a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford and an MBA from Imperial College London. Her career has been based at the Bank of England, covering a range of roles including: oversight of payment and settlement systems, financing of small businesses, graduate recruitment, Private Secretary to the Deputy Governor and immediately prior to heading the Notes area, Deputy Head of the Special Resolution Unit.

In her presentation to pupils, Victoria explained the function of the Bank of England and spoke to pupils about how Economics within the country operates. She also told us about Titan notes and some of the aspects of bank note and digital currency design. Pupils were then invited to ask some insightful questions. All of KS3 enjoyed this unique opportunity to speak with her and we learned a considerable amount about the economy and the role of the Bank of England.