Polished JM

At Judgemeadow, we believe in being POLISHED. Being ‘Polished’ is about being able to successfully present yourself to others. This combines: confidence, the ability to speak formally, finding your own voice and knowing how to behave appropriately in different situations.

Throughout Year 7 and 8 all pupils are expected to complete a soft skills passport called  ‘Polished JM.’

 

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PLAY AN ACTIVE ROLE IN THE JUDGEMEADOW COMMUNITY

Demonstrate through your school work or extracurricular activities that you believe in equality and acceptance of everyone and that you are kind to others

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oracy

Be able to speak in front of others articulately and with confidence, projecting your voice and thinking about your audience

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leadership

Be a leader at Judgemeadow e.g. an ambassador for the school, represent the school at an event such as parents’ evening, a conference or sports fixture

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independence

Demonstrate independence in your learning

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show a love of reading

Demonstrate a love of reading of both fiction and non-fiction texts

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help others

Raise money for charity within the school or community

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experiences

Try out new experiences, do something you have never done before, push yourself out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself

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demonstrate the judgemeadow ethos

Show you have the qualities and attributes of a Judgemeadow pupil, kindness, respect and a positive work ethic

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join in

Take part in school activities and be part of a team with others

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meeting deadlines

Complete work on time, bring the correct equipment, at all times look smart

Our ‘Polished JM’ programme helps pupils to develop these key skills, whilst providing challenge, boosting independence and encouraging the exploration of new ideas. Each letter of this programme represents a new skill for our pupils to learn or experience to take part in during their five years with us. Importantly, the criteria is achievable for every pupil, regardless of academic ability. Setting challenges outside of the classroom plays an integral part in the soft skills learnt. 
 
By the end of Year 8, every pupil should have gathered the evidence they require to graduate from the programme and gain their ‘Polished JM Passport’. They are then expected to maintain these soft skills throughout Years 9, 10 and 11, and complete further challenges to gain a Platinum Award in their final year. 
Both the ‘Passport’ and the Platinum Award can be used as evidence for our pupils Post 16 applications, providing proof of skills desirable for Further Education agencies.

We ask for your support and encouragement and look forward to celebrating your child’s achievements in the first two years of their secondary school journey.

 

This forms part of the overall strategy in maintaining student's positive health and wellbeing of which information and resources can be found here

 

Polished JM during lockdown

You can still complete PolishedJM tasks during the current lockdown period, some of which will also help with health and wellbeing. Keep checking back to see new and updated information and links for you to try.

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independence

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show a love of reading

Submit book reviews, recommend audible books

The Girl who Stole an Elephant

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help others

Engage in an Act of Kindness to help others

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experiences

MUSIC SERVICE - weekly YouTube sessions in the afternoons!
Monday 3.30pm:Ukelele  Click link
Monday 4.00pm:Guitar   Click link
Wednesday 3.30pm: Homemade Percussion   Click link
Thursday 3.30pm:Beatboxing Class   Click link
Friday 3.30pm:Body Percussion   Click link
INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCES
NEW OPPORTUNITIES
Gain experience in creating social media content for your peers and so much more at

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demonstrate the judgemeadow ethos

Respect the environment we live in by taking the lead in recycling. For more information see the recycle at home poster

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join in

Complete this section and improve your wellbeing at the same time.... BONUS!! Children's Mental Health Week