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Support with facilitating expeditionsBy The DofE
Call on the support of admin teams for help with booking campsites, collecting expedition consent forms and arranging any additional training needed.
Provide tools to parents to support their children’s progressionBy The DofE
Highlight to parents the common barriers to completing a DofE programme and how they can be overcome. Emphasise the value of achieving a DofE Award and how close their son or daughter is to completion.
Promote the LifeZone to parentsBy The DofE
Send a light progress report or letter to parents – highlighting any participants who are close to completion and needing to submit evidence. Encourage parents to support their children in completing these elements. Tell parents to visit the LifeZone with their son or daughter to discover the benefits of achieving an Award and how it can support their child’s future.
Arrange catch ups with participants to address any barriersBy The DofE
Arrange a catch up with those participants who have sections not started or are struggling to complete. Remind them how close they are, and help to identify and address any barriers that they could be facing.
Presentations held on last day of expeditionsBy The DofE
Consider getting Bronze participants to do their presentations on the last day of their expedition to ensure it is completed and not forgotten about.
Announce progress updates at assembliesBy The DofE
Assemblies are often a good time to chase completions – announce those who have already achieved and promote drop-in sessions for those who have nearly completed.