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Current month: November
Review participants’ progressBy The DofE
Use eDofE to review where participants are with their programmes. Arrange a catch up with any who haven’t made progress and help to address any barriers they might be facing. Directly approve any Programme Planners and Assessor Reports as soon as they come through.
Showcasing participants' skillsBy The DofE
If your participants are learning to play an instrument for their Skills section or perhaps something else that could be performed, why not encourage them to put on a Christmas performance? They could invite along other pupils, teachers and parents, and it’s a great way to raise some money for your DofE activities too. It’s also good to give them something to aim for when they’re starting out.
Re-engage with participants who didn’t completeBy The DofE
Try to re-engage with participants who didn’t manage to complete in the previous year. They might now have other more involved or supportive peers, or have developed personally to handle the additional challenge. They can use the Opportunity Finder to find opportunities for open expeditions if they missed out on the school one or they could try using an AAP.
Host drop-in sessions to support participants with eDofEBy The DofE
Invite participants to drop-in sessions to support them with eDofE evidence and Assessor Report uploading. Keep an eye on their ‘last login’ dates on eDofE to identify any who might be struggling. Book in sessions in the IT rooms, particularly for those who don’t have computer access at home.
Promote mentoring to Gold and Silver participantsBy The DofE
Engage your Gold and Silver participants to act as mentors to Bronze participants who are just starting out. They can support them on eDofE; encourage more young people to get involved by talking about their personal experiences, be an extra pair of hands on expedition training days and even support with other sectional activities. This mentoring could even be used for their own Volunteering section.
Send participants to the LifeZone for activity ideas and inspirationBy The DofE
If participants are struggling to think of activities, then you could suggest they take a look at the LifeZone for inspiration.