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Review your JASS Programme

We all know that JASS is all about participants reflecting on the activities they take part in, but why not use this end of term time to reflect on the JASS programme as a whole?

We have just heard from one of our schools that's done just this. By using a series of A3 sheets with questions written on them, participants were asked to walk around the room and write down their thoughts for each question. They forwarded the findings onto us and the results are overwhelmingly positive, with some great ideas from the participants on how to make improvements for future JASS programmes too.

The questions that were asked in this instance were:

  1. What advice would you give new JASS participants about JASS?
  2. What did you enjoy most about JASS?
  3. What did you least enjoy about JASS?
  4. What could we do to make JASS better?
  5. What would you have liked to do more of?
  6. What did you learn about yourself? Why is JASS important?
  7. What impact will JASS have for you?

Not only are these findings useful for the development of future JASS programmes, but it could also help to add extra depth to pupil reports or as a way of reinforcing the use of JASS as a means of delivering the schools objectives. If you decide to carry out a similar review session then we'd love to hear the results as it can help us to improve the service we offer to schools, improving the whole JASS community!


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