Accredited Learning Programme for young people. Recognising wider achievement.


New Staff Member - John Bamford

We're pleased to welcome John Bamford to the FOTA team. John joins us as an Administration Assistant, focusing on JASS orders.

John really enjoys seeing young people achieving awards, helping young people discover their potential, expand their horizons and develop their skills. In his spare time he is a loving father to his beautiful 6 year old daughter. he also has a love of the outdoors, which began with my time in the Scouts.

I hope you'll join us in welcoming John to the team!





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Who are FOTA?

The Junior Award Scheme for Schools (JASS & eJASS) is owned and distributed by Friends of The Award in Edinburgh and the Lothians (FOTA) a registered charity (Charity No. SC027771) set up to support access for all young people to the Duke of Edinburgh's Award and The Junior Award Scheme for Schools. 

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Junior Award Scheme for Schools

Friends of the Award

The Risk Factory | 20 New Mart Road

Edinburgh | EH14 1RL  | 0131 467 4753