Month by month

Filter by month for tips and ideas on how to make the most of the DofE in your school.

Submit a tip

Share your own tips and advice to support other DofE Managers and Leaders.

Schools' Calendar FAQs

We’ve compiled some of your most frequently asked questions about the Schools’ Calendar.

Filter:

Displaying
My saved tips: 0
Category: Support in school

Support with facilitating expeditions

By The DofE

Call on the support of admin teams for help with booking campsites, collecting expedition consent forms and arranging any additional training needed.

Leave a comment

Enter your name
Leave a comment

Your comment will be visible to everyone.

Category: Involving parents

Provide tools to parents to support their children’s progression

By 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.

Leave a comment

Enter your name
Leave a comment

Your comment will be visible to everyone.

Promote the LifeZone to parents

By 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.

Leave a comment

Enter your name
Leave a comment

Your comment will be visible to everyone.

Category: Involving parents

Arrange catch ups with participants to address any barriers

By 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.

Leave a comment

Enter your name
Leave a comment

Your comment will be visible to everyone.

Presentations held on last day of expeditions

By 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.

Leave a comment

Enter your name
Leave a comment

Your comment will be visible to everyone.

Announce progress updates at assemblies

By 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.

Leave a comment

Enter your name
Leave a comment

Your comment will be visible to everyone.

  • 1
  • 2