The JFS is an amazing school for inspiring children to have great aspirations. Year sevens come into the school with little or no idea what they want to be when they are older, and they go out having been inspired by passionate teachers, engaging clubs and career counselling.
One of the reasons that the JFS is so good at helping students dream up and fulfil aspirations is the amazing effectiveness of the school and sixth form, both of these categories received the grade “outstanding” in the latest Ofsted report. Also it said in the report that JFS has an “exceptionally strong ethos of inclusive aspiration”. I would just like to note in passing that the school was ranked as outstanding in all other categories.
As I mentioned earlier, there are many extracurricular things that a student can take up. One of these is the Student Journalism programme which students interested in journalism are invited to join. Many people have been given an insight into journalism because of it and it has therefore inspired some to go into some form of journalism. There are other clubs, for example sports clubs, music clubs, a geography club (travel club), a coding club, a debating society... The list goes on.
Finally, I would like to talk about the tutor base activities that we have been doing. Recently, year nine tutor bases have used a website called Kudos that allows you to complete a survey which recommends certain professions and rates them on how much you would like them based on the survey. The students have then got into groups and chosen a job all of them are interested in. They then made an ideal CV, a job description, and an advert for that job. Groups have presented these to their tutor bases and the best from each tutor base will go forward to an inter-form competition. This will suggest new possibilities of jobs to students that they possibly hadn’t though up before.