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Bronze DofE - Year 11

Bronze - Year 11 - YOU CAN DO THIS!

Congratulations to the students who have completed their Bronze - we hope that you enjoyed your DofE journey.  Good luck if you have enrolled for Silver DofE.

If you are reading this and have not started your activities, absolutely no problem - it is never too late.  PLEASE REMEMBER - do not wait until the lockdown is lifted to start a section - as we know, from the past, this may be sometime!  Check out the headings below for more information.

PLEASE remember to check your Communications/Messages on the top right of your eDofE page - if there is a number in red, it means that you need to read the message and it may explain why I haven't approved something.

Please consider using the DofE Mobile App as this makes it easy to upload information straight to your eDofE:

Finished Activities - Assessor Report Required 

You do not need to get your paper assessors page, from your participants pack signed by your assessor. This can all be done via email:

  • Upload your activity logs to your eDofE page and any other evidence that you have.
  • Email your assessor with the evidence and the activity logs. Please note, the assessor does not have access to your eDofE area.  Also, email them the following information filling in the relevant information to identify what they are assessing:
  • Website Link to send to assessors with the details below:
    https://www.dofe.org/assessor/
    Participants ID Number:  XXXXXXXX
    Level:  Bronze
    Section:  Voluntary, Physical or Skill
  • The assessor will complete the report online and this will come straight to me.  I will check that I can see your activity log and assessors report and sign off the section.  Do this for each of the three sections to complete your Certificate of Achievement.  

have not started activity or activity changed 

Please do not worry.  It is never too late to start an activity and it may be the focus that helps you through lockdown to find a new interest:

YOUr assessor has changed
 

If you have changed your assessor/activity, as long as you are keeping a good record on your activity log and the activity fits in the same category (email me to check if necessary), you can ask your Tutor, or teacher to be your assessor.  Please remember that the assessors report must match that of the assessor on your planner, so you may need to ask me to unapprove your planner so that you can change it and ask me to approve it again.

you have completed your Certificate of Achievement, but not received it 

I am printing out all the Certificates of Achievement to distribute later this term.  It is important for us to recognise how well you have done and give you the certificate in your hand, which you deserve.  As long as the award says you have completed your three sections, you can do nothing more at the moment.

We are all disappointed that the expedition did not take place
 

It is important that you continue with your sections, so that you receive your Certificate of Achievement.  We do not know when, or if the expeditions will take place this year and whether we can do them for all levels.  But if you do your three sections, you will at least be recognised for the award, without doing the expedition.  This means that you can move onto Silver, whilst being recognised for achieving the Bronze.

OVerload of information to help with dofe 

I apologise for a lot of information, but the students are all at different levels, so I am trying to focus on the main problems that students and parents are emailing me with. It is absolutely no problem to email me:  DofEManager@warriner.oxon.sch.uk - if I am honest, email me if you have a problem, we can sort it out quite quickly this way.
I would like to think that DofE may give the students some focus  during lockdown, which will give them something different to do other than school work and to use the time at the weekends wisely.  I am sure that the voluntary activities make a massive impact to the community, friends and elderly and no doubt the students have brightened their day and helped them through this difficult time.  Perhaps consider continuing with your DofE activities, even if you have them signed off with DofE?
Don't forget that there is loads of information on your eDofE too, under resources and also check out the expedition section in preparation for when we can get outside again.

A MASSIVE  WELL  DONE  TO  YOU  ALL  - 

STUDENTS  AND  ALSO  THE  PARENTS!

Thank you also to the members of staff who are assessing the students and running training sessions when they can.

Mrs Wood and The Warriner School DofE Team - June 2021