D of E

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is the world’s leading achievement awards for young people and is a popular and thriving programme at Stafford Grammar School.

We provide a balanced programme of activities across the four sections (five at Gold) that develops ourMr Declan Martin - the D of E co-ordinator for Stafford Grammar students’ self-confidence, resilience and initiative.

We are one of the most successful Duke of Edinburgh centres in Staffordshire.

Young people progress through three levels of DofE programmes to achieve a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award. The majority of our Year 9 students start the Bronze award with many continuing through to Silver and some to Gold.
Stafford Grammar School is a Directly Licensed Centre. This means that the school holds a licence to deliver the Award to our students and present the awards to them when they are successful. The licence is reviewed every three years, showing that Stafford Grammar School continues to meet the specific standards of safety, safeguarding and training required of a Directly Licensed Centre.

Mr Declan Martin
D of E Co-ordinator

Benefits of DofE

The DofE is about much more than just expeditions and taking part in each of the sections. DofE builds confidence and develops self-esteem. It requires persistence, commitment and a sense of teamwork. Our students overcome challenges and never forget their DofE experiences – it really does have a lasting impact on the attitudes and outlook of all young people who take part.

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