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Bronze DofE - Year 9

Bronze - Year 9 - YOU CAN DO THIS!

All the paperwork has been circulated regarding enrolment to Bronze DofE.  This is an exciting award to be a part of, but we need you to commit fully if you want to do it.

  • It is very important to start your activities as soon as you get your log in details - this will be before October half term (NOTE:  All three sections should be finished by the expedition April 2022)
  • Record your weekly activities on your activity logs, which can be found on the top of the opening page of DofE school website.  Your parents, or family members can sign this sheet, BUT they can't be your assessor
  • Keep on top of your activities and upload information as you finish an activity.  Please send all your information for eDofE to Mrs Wood
  • Rather than upload a photo every week and ask me to approve it, PLEASE put the photo into a PowerPoint presentation so that when you have finished the required time you can send the PowerPoint to your assessor to complete the report online (check out below when the time is right).  You can then just upload the one file to eDofE
  • Read below as these points will help you on your DofE journey - they have been tested by many previous students working on their Bronze DofE award

PLEASE REMEMBER - if you need help, please email Mrs Wood.  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.

Parents, Guardians and Carers:  If you would like to find out a bit more about DofE, I would encourage you to sign up for one of the parent sessions that our region organise.  I am still here to help you, but these online sessions have proved to be very useful - please click here

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

First task - upload your planners to eDofE 

  • When you receive your eDofE log in details, you need to copy the details from your planner sheet (which have been returned to you), onto your eDofE page.  You then need to send the details to me (Mrs Wood) for approval (When you get your planner back, I will either tick the section, or make a comment, so that you know that these activities are ok for you to go ahead with)
  • Please check eDofE a couple of days after to make sure that I have approved what you have uploaded - especially check your communications/messages in case I have queried what you have uploaded
  • Get going with your activities - record them weekly for at least 1 hour per week.  Please note, you cannot bulk up the hours for a whole day - we are looking for a regular weekly commitment for 3 or 6 months.
  • If you are stuck for an activity, please check out this list or contact Mrs Wood
  • REMEMBER, we want all students to have completed all THREE sections before going on expedition in April 2022.  This is possible, but you need to get going asap.
  • PLEASE NOTE - there is help if you need it, please don't just forget about it as it won't go away!

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 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

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 or activity 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.

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.  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 the 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 - October 2021