Welcome to JASS
“We have built JASS into our curriculum and have been using it for every child in years 3, 4, 5 and 6 (ages 7-11) In January we had a good OFSTED report, and received outstanding for Personal Development – the JASS scheme was listed as one of the strengths of the school and was cited as one of the reasons they gave us the outstanding judgement. I am keen to share the many benefits of your scheme as I feel many children will benefit – we have noticed an huge improvement in children’s passion and compassion, as well as witnessing them gain confidence and self-assurance through our JASS days.”
David Hibbert, Head Teacher, Byfield Primary School, Northampton, England
Junior Award Scheme for Schools (JASS) is a progressive learning programme for young people which has been designed to recognise wider achievement. A key aim has been to meet the challenges of the transition from primary to secondary but in practice it can be used at either level as well as with wider age groups in Additional Support Need settings. The objectives of the JASS programme are aligned with the wider learning objectives of the Curriculum for Excellence, The Outdoor Challenge, and the National Curriculum, making it easy to run alongside and incorporate existing curricular activities. We are delighted that young people around the world are now participating in JASS.
Why use JASS?
- JASS is perfect for blended learning, bridging the gap between school and home.
- JASS is a valueable structure and frame work that can offer a broad and balanced curriculum.
- JASS is an adaptable resource that can be used to evidence cross curricular links, e.g. outdoor learning, health and well being, citizenship etc.
- The unique selling point of JASS is that it is a fully inclusive award that engages the young person regardless of their interests, background or ability.
“ JASS has been absolutely brilliant, I have seen how children have grown in confidence, volunteering for different roles within school and stretching their comfort zones to take part in different activities, as well as supporting each other.” Ms Daniels, Thorner CofE Primary School, Leeds
JASS develops the whole individual by offering recognition in four key areas – regular physical activity (Get Active, Stay Active), exploring a personal interest (My Interests), working for the good of the community or the environment (Me and My World) and completing an outdoor activity or challenge (Adventure) and is designed so that participants move through the levels with increasing commitment, learning, and challenge.
“JASS provides a wonderful opportunity for us to support children in developing their skills and confidence both in and out of school. Children can challenge themselves and can get involved in activities they may never have done before. JASS also allows us to celebrate and share the children’s success and wider achievement, through their involvement with a recognised award scheme.” Neil Mackenzie, Deputy Head Teacher, Currie Primary School.
What is JASS?
Ordering JASS and e-JASS