Charity Partnerships The EOA had been working with a number of charity organisations to form partnerships or relationships that will bring benefits to EOA members and the wider community it serves. note: A2A is in the process of restructuring this website to reflect a wider community beyond the EOA membership ethos and much of the EOA components will be relocated into their own area. Contact: [email protected] in association with A2A for further information. www.acecentre.org.uk ACE CENTRES in Oldham & Abingdon are staffed by teams of teachers, therapists and technicians with many years experience and expertise in Assistive Technology (AT), particularly Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), Ace Centres provide a range of services to support children and adults with severe communication difficulties. To help support exam officers on SEND. www.aoc.co.uk Association of Colleges (AoC) is a not-for-profit membership organisation set up by colleges to act as their collective voice, representing further education colleges in the UK, with an associated registered charitable trust and a commercial arm, AoC Create. To build a closer relationship between schools and colleges facing the same exam practices and procedures. www.bataonline.org.uk British Assistive Technology Association (BATA) is a membership organisation for suppliers, AT professionals and organisations who provide support to individuals with disabilities who need Assistive Technology solutions. We provide an information and signposting service to the public in directing enquiries to relevant members (and other relevant groups/organisations) To help support teachers & exam officers on Assistive Technology issues around teaching & exams delivery. www.batod.org.uk The British Association of Teachers of the Deaf (BATOD) was formed in 1976 by the amalgamation of The National College of Teachers of the Deaf (NCTD) and the Society of Teachers of the Deaf (STD). BATOD is the ONLY Association representing the interests of teachers of deaf children and young people in the United Kingdom. To help support exam officers on SEND. www.britishcouncil.org The British Council (BC) is the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. They are on the ground in six continents and over 100 countries, bringing international opportunity to life, every day. To help promote the British education & exam system across the world, with a specific focus on exams delivery. www.cenmac.com CENMAC is a team of advisory teachers who support pupils who have difficulties accessing the curriculum because of a physical disability. To help support exam officers on SEND. www.herts.ac.uk Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors (CIEA) focuses on changes to qualifications and tests impact upon schools and colleges, the CIEA is supporting teachers and assessors with access to tools, resources and information to enable them to meet the challenge of change. To develop closer links with marking and exams delivery. www.chartered.college Chartered College of Teaching is the professional body for the teaching profession. We are working to celebrate, support and connect all teachers to provide world-class education benefiting pupils and society. Together we will raise the status of the teaching profession. To increase awareness of the impact of the exam system on teaching and learning especially for new teachers. www.cobis.org.uk Council of British International Schools (COBIS) is a responsive organisation, open to current and future opportunities. The association has developed markedly since its foundation, changing to meet the needs and aspirations of its growing global school membership base. To help promote the British education & exam system across the world, with a specific focus on exams delivery. www.deafax.org Deafax has been at the forefront of technology since its inception in 1985. It exists to empower deaf people by offering them access to new and innovative technologies. Through this, we have seen literacy skills and self-confidence improve and feelings of isolation and inadequacy. To help support exam officers on SEND www.isbl.org.uk Institute of School Business Leadership (former known as National Association of School Business Managers (NASBM) In recent years, the ISBL has been instrumental in the development of a nationally recognised competency framework, contributed extensively to the development of professional qualifications and played an active role in helping shape government education policy To increase awareness of the role played by the exams officer community in education and exams delivery www.lgfl.net The London Grid for Learning (LGfL) is a community of schools and local authorities committed to using technology to enhance teaching & learning. To help support exam officers on SEND www.natspec.org.uk Natspec is the membership association for organisations which offer specialist further education and training for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. Our vision is that all young people with learning difficulties or disabilities can access high quality education and training, which meets their individual needs and supports their aspirations for skills, work and life. To help support exam officers on SEND www.natsip.org.uk NatSIP is a Sensory Learning Hub has been created by the National Sensory Impairment Partnership (NatSIP) to provide a centrally held trusted resource for all things related to sensory impairment Registration is free, and open to anyone. A walk through/how to on the registration process is pdf here To help support exam officers on SEND www.nasen.org.uk NASEN is the leading organisation in the United Kingdom which aims to promote the education, training, advancement and development of all those with special and additional support needs. To help support exam officers on SEND www.nec.ac.uk National Extension College (NEC) was set up in 1963 as a not-for-profit organisation for distance learning for people of all ages. It was founded as a pilot study for the Open University. The NEC supports the EOA External Candidate Service on offered on this website. To increase awareness and provide solutions to all learners trying to access the education & exams system. www.nga.org.uk National Governors' Association (NGA) is a membership charity supporting and representing school governors and trustees from state funded schools in England. They seek to represent all governors and trustees from state funded schools in England. We aim to raise the standard of school governance to ensure an excellent education for every child in England. To increase awareness of the role played by the exams officer community in education and exams delivery www.officersassociation.org.uk The Officers' Association (TOA) throughout its existence has supported Officers and their dependants in many ways, but it has consistently addressed, as a priority, helping officers find employment, providing advice and, in cases of need, financial support. The EOA promotes this role of exams officer as a potential career move to ex-service personnel. www.rnib.org.uk Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) is the largest organisation working with blind and partially sighted people in the UK. We work closely with specialist teachers and support services in local education authorities and health authorities, and undertake policy, research and training activities regarding the development and learning of all children who are blind or partially sighted, including those with additional and complex needs. RNIB provides specialist information and advice on access arrangements for exams at www.rnib.org.uk/examaccess To help support exam officers on SEND www.sec-ed.co.uk SecEd is dedicated to supporting secondary education professionals across the UK. Launched in April 2003 by MA Education Limited, the independently owned specialist education publisher, part of the Mark Allen Group , SecEd has developed a loyal readership across its print, digital and events platforms. SecEd has been very supportive of the EOA exams officer community with regular features on a range of topics and issues. www.ucas.com UCAS is the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service which is a UK-based organisation whose main role is to operate the application process for British universities. To help support exams centres with A level results and post results outcomes for students in their centre.