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Ask form tutors to encourage completions

By The DofE

Highlight to form tutors and heads of year those students who still need to submit evidence. Ask tutors to chase as well as adding reminders in pigeon holes, emails and on notice boards or form time notices. Consider sharing a list of the last time their students logged in to eDofE as an additional prompt.

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Category: Support in school

Recruit volunteers

By The DofE

The start of term is a great time to recruit for more volunteers – people will be spurred on by their New Year’s resolutions. Use your regular staff engagement channels (e.g. notice boards in the staffroom, pigeon holes, email requests, etc.) and invite them along to DofE meetings so they can see what it’s all about.

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Category: Involving parents

Send a progress update to parents

By The DofE

Send a light progress report or letter to parents. Highlight any participants that still need to submit evidence and give parents guidance on how this can be done.

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Reward participants for their achievements

By The DofE

Use sectional certificates as motivation so that young people can feel a sense of achievement for each step of their journey.

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Set participation requirements to encourage progress

By The DofE

To encourage completions, you could stipulate that all other sections are completed before a participant is allowed on expedition. You should inform parents, too, if you choose to implement this.

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Encourage students to complete targets

By The DofE

Add a screenshot of your eDofE ‘Participant overview’ screen to the DofE noticeboard in your school to help identify and encourage those who still have sections left to complete.

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