Welcome to our members area.
This page is being updated to reflect A2As objectives and how it can continue to support the old EOA exams officer community going forward as a non membership based organisation with no historic affiliations to the EOA.
Note: While much of this information is no longer applicable to the functionality being offered on this website it does give some background to what was being offered by the EOA for its members and the wider community.
A2A once it has restructured this site and replaced these sections it will be focusing on the wider education and exams community, inside which the exams officers operate, and therefore will be referenced appropriately.
1. Who were the EOA?
The Examination Officers' Association is a registered charity and not-for-profit professional organisation and was set up in 1999 to represent and support the exam officer community. See history of the EOA 1999 - 2019
2. What did the EOA do for exam officers?
3. Could anyone in a centre join the EOA Centre Membership?
The EOA is operating a centre membership scheme which allows anyone who works through their exams manager/officer and is directly involved in exams delivery to opt for one of the following categories:
Full Members: (MEOA)Full membership is open to all Centre Exam Office Personnel working within a registered centre anywhere in the world. Full members can also be individuals who wish to support the role and ethos of this EOA community and are entitled to suffix their name with the designation of MEOA.
Affilate Members (eg invigilators & SENCOs & data managers): AEOACentre Exam Office Personnel can register as Associate members of the EOA and have limited access to the Association’s benefits and services and, although they will receive regular newsletters and information, they cannot access the members’ section of the EOA website.
Fellows (honorary member): FEOAThis category of membership applies to retired Centre Exam Office Personnel who still wish to stay in touch with the Association via newsletters and other communications. There is no subscription applicable to EOA Fellows.
4. How much does it cost to join?
For the forthcoming academic year the EOA is offering a free centre membership to its community.
However, while this approach echoes the EOA position as a charity and not-for-profit organisation, it does need support from its community and any offer of funds and resources are welcome. It will need finance if it is to continue operating.
5. Why can’t I log into the members website area?
6. Where can I find out about specific information to me without going through the entire website? Go to the home page and use the search facility. Type in some key words and click on Search.
7. How can I find out the contact details of other EOA members in my area?
Please go to the network section on the website for both UK and international groups
8. Where can I ask other exam officers questions and get answers from my peers?
Contact the HelpLine which is exists is to support members involved with exams delivery on a wide range of needs including employment, role and tasks.
9. Where can I get information on the Exam Office roles & recruitment?
The HelpLine should also be able to assist with any questions about the Centre Exam Office roles, professional qualifications and career development
10. Where can I learn about centre exam office job vacancies?
This section is now open to all visitors to the website and can be used by individuals seeking new posts and centres seeking staff.
11. Where can I find the Exams Oracle Service to help manage exams delivery in my centre?
For all your policies and tasks set in an exams cycle over the whole year select the Exams Oracle button on the Members’ Area page.
12. Where do I find information on continuing professional development for the exams officer?
Register your professionalism by taking up a St. Mary's University CPD programme
13. Where do I find information on continuing professional development for invigilators?Register your invigilation team and raise their game with Industry Qualifications
14. Where can I find the Exam SEND Service?Exams office staff are under growing pressure to deliver Access Arrangements so the EOA approach is seeking to bring in the expertise from the SEN/D community. Further details will be given as soon as they become available.
15. Where can I find the External Candidate Service?
The HelpLine should again be your first port of call, but external candidates need places to take exams and centres need extra money to fill the gap from declining budgets, so why not offer your centre and register now?
16. Where can I find information for emergency support?Some centres are suddenly faced with no exams officer so the EOA offers a face to face centre support service especially during emergencies.
17. Why did the EOA close down?
There have been a number of reasons given by the EOA management for this decision. One of the key reasons given was the lack of support of its own community in its own professional organisation. Reduced membership, partly due to competition in the marketplace, made the whole thing unsustainable, as was the idea for creating an independent voice for this community within the exams sector.
For further information on this please contact Terry Ford the outgoing EOA chair at [email protected]
18. Why have A2A taken over the EOA website?
Ability 2 Access while having its foundations in the community focusing on those with hearing difficulties, A2A had been working with the EOA to utilize its expertise on exam access especially around the JCQ Access Arrangements process. A2A have secured the resources and ethos behind the EOA to see if any of it can be used and developed within a broader education and exam perspective.