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The iEOA is working in partnership with The ACE Centre group to help support the exams office community on information, training and materials that will assist them in dealing with issues related to special needs requirements for students taking exams in schools and colleges across the UK.


ACE centres 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.


ACE Centre (North office): Hollinwood Business Centre | Albert Street | Oldham OL8 3QL

ACE Centre (South Office): Hitching Court | Blacklands Way | Abingdon OX14 1RG


As part of the relationship the iEOA will:

  • Promote the ACE Centres on its website, e-newsletter, publications & events
  • Promote ACE Centres to all Network groups through its online Network Tool
  • Promote ACE Centres through the iEOA Exam SEND Service & CPD programmes

In return ACE Centres will:


  • Provide help, support, information & guidance that facilitates greater access to exams for SEND students
  • Promote the iEOA on its website, in publications and events where appropriate
  • Share and exchange information appropriate to serving this area through its Exam SEND Service

In this partnership agreement the shared objective is to provide additional support and help to members in this very complex area. The iEOA seeks to provide opportunity to members to explore and develop products and services that might not have become available through other avenues. The services provided by ACE Centres to the exam community are invaluable in helping to support our members and we welcome this closer association.