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Past Events & Meetings 2014

December 19/2014 - The EOA office will close for the Christmas break and will reopen on Monday 5th January. The office will have cover for the 29th & 30th December


December 11/2014 - The reform of GCSEs - implementation and next steps for policy in London - hosted by the Westminster Education Forum - panel speaker Andrew Harland


December 04/2014 - E-assessment conference in London - hosted by Assessment Tomorrow - speakers on Exams Delivery & IT - Robin Turner (ECSS) and Andrew Harland


December 03/2014 - meeting with Kevin Brennan MP Shadow Minister for Schools at Westminster  - update on exams delivery by Andrew Harland 


November 27/2014 - ESEG meting on the summer results in Coventry - hosted by Ofqual with JCQ, FAB, all main AOs and teaching unions present - EOA represented by Andrew Harland


November 25/2014 - EOA Board of Trustees meeting in Reading - all comments and agenda items welcome from members and non-members


November 20/2014 - Delivering Quality in Changing Times in London, hosted by Publishing Association with the British Educational Suppliers Association - panel speaker Andrew Harland


November 19/2014 - E-assessment conference in Leeds - hosted by Assessment Tomorrow


October 27/2014 - meeting with JCQ on results issues in London. Focus for EOA on assisted technology in exams delivery - attended by Helen Simon SEN advisor for EOA


October 24/2014 - Round table with RM on exams marking and delivery using techology in London - attended by Andrew Harland


October 23/2014 - Local Network meeting in Crawley- hosted by Holy Trinity School and attended by AQA,JCQ,OCR,Pearson and Andrew Harland, EOA


Professional Development Training (PDT) Autumn programme 

Thursday     2nd  October      London  | Wednesday  8th  October  Manchester      


October 21/2014 -Preparing for the New A Levels: Content Design and Assessment in London - Chaired by Andrew Harland


October 08/2014 - Forum on Exam Accessibility, in London, hosted by the British Accesstive Technology Association (BATA) with Helen Simon representing the EOA.


 September 17/2014 - Inspiring Governors conference, in Cambridge - raising the profile of Exams office staff during this period of change and budget constraints.


September 11/2014 - Ofqual consultation on new specifications - in London

attended by Andrew Harland


September 10/2014 - meeting with Kevin Smith EOA Conference Manager and Babcock - our partner for the  PDT programme this Autumn in Leatherhead,and Kevin Smith and Andrew Harland


 September 08/2014 - HMC committee meeting in London -EOA invite to present and discuss the impact of future reforms on exams delivery in centres - Andrew Harland


 September 03/2014 - regular meeting on data management with the LRS service in Coventry - the EOA is usually represented by Jasmin Masih, Board of Trustees member.     


August 21/ 2014 - GCSE Results day release to candidates in UK

(The EOA office is on standby for this period to help support exams office staff across the country, alongside the usual Awarding Organisation support which is being extended this summer) 


August 14/2014 - GCE (A' level) results day release to candidates in UK

(The EOA office is on standby for this period to help support exams office staff across the country, alongside the usual Awarding Organisation support which is being extended this summer) 


12 August/2014 - meeting with representatives of the International Baccalaureate Organization, (IB) in Cardiff to discuss exam office issues and processes in various centres


31 July/2014 - Exam Stakeholder Engagement Group at Ofqual in Coventry - reviewing this summers exams and considering the EOA survey results


July 23 -24/2014 - Speaking invite to the AMC conference on supporting creditable exams systems throughout Central and East Africa, in Nairobi, Kenya - referencing the British exam system as an example of good practice.


July 19/2014 - Industry Qualification (IQ) awarding organisation verification meeting with EOA in Reading on the invigilation qualification suite being managed and administered by the EOA


July 11/2014 - meeting with the RNIB in Birmingham to discuss how the exams office community can support candidates with visual impairments in all types of centres


July 09/2014 - meeting with the National Association of School Businress Managers (NASBM) in Coventry to discuss future working relationships


July 07/2014  - conference meeting of EOA Board of Trustees (postponed due to illness and will rescheduledfor a later date


 July 04/2014 - TES awards in London - invite to EOA by WJEC


July 01/2014 - Meeting with DRS in Milton Keynes - looking at supporting the scanning process  from exam centres


June 23/2014 - EOA hosting WJEC England Advisory Board meeting at the University of Reading (rescheduled for September)


June 12/2014 - regular meeting on data management board related to the LRS service in Coventry - the EOA is usually represented by Andrew Harland.


June 09/2014 - Meeting with COBIS on international developments - in London


June 06/2014 - Ofqual consultation event on The future of GCSEs and A Levels - in London


June 05/2014 - Westminster Education Forum Keynote Seminar: Reforming England's examination system - Quality of marking, market regulation and tackling malpractice - in London - guest speaker Andrew Harland


May 27/2014 - meeting with Exam Team Deveopment represented by Barbara Wynn and Anne Borrowdale  based in Oxfordreviewing the past programme and preparing for future developments


May 21/2014 - regular meeting on data management with the LRS service in Coventry - the EOA is usually represented by Jasmin Masih.


May 16/2014 - Awards Ceremonyfor all those who have achieved their exam office qualifications with the College of Teachers in London at the University of London – the first awards to EOA members to be announced soon.


May 09/2014 - meeting with The Exams Office (TEO) in Bedford with representatives from TEO Jugjit Chema (ex-regional manager of the NAA/QCDA/EDSU CSO team and named link person for the promotion for the EOA by various government agencies) and Nick Marr (ex-manager of the QCDA/EDSU induction programme and exams timestable tool) and Chris Hemming (AoC representative on the EOA BOT) and Jasmin Masih (school representative on the EOA BOT) and Andrew Harland (EOA CEO).


April 14/2014 - South African conference on exams delivery - chaired by Andrew Harland and supported by Barbara Wynne from ETD focusing on invigilation good practice


03 March - 08 April - BTEC & TCOT workshops across the country

03 March - BTEC workshop at Pearson/Edexcel in London


12 March - BTEC workshop at Pearson/Edexcel in London


17 March - TCOTworkshop at Scalby School in Scarborough


07 April - TCOT workshop at The Bushy Academy in Watford


08 April - BTEC workshop at South & City College in Birmingham


March 21-23/2014 - ASCL conference for Head Teachers at NEC - the EOA will have a stand promoting the exam office community and be running two different sets of workshops


March 14/2014 - The Pupil Premium and Ofsted - fronted by SecEd in Birmingham


February 24/2014 - meeting with EDSU and DfE in London - on the future of services and support in exams delivery from other commercial providers and the EOA as a registered charity and not-for-profit. All comments and agenda items welcome from members.


February 24/2014 - meeting with JCQ in London - for the Teachers Associations on the present and future exam system. Agenda items welcome from members.


February 5-6/ 2014 - AoC exam office conference near Birmingham - the EOA will have a stand and hold two seperate workshops.


January 17/2014 - meeting with the British Council in London - on CPD delivery to their centres across the world in 93 countries with Liam Brown


January 16/2014 - meeting with EDSU in London - on the induction programme for new exam officers - Spring into Summer - various AOs / EDSU and Jan Martin MBE


January 15/2014 - meeting with EDSU and DfE in London - on the scaling down of EDSU and the future contribution of the EOA in exams delivery and support

All comments and agenda items welcome from members.


January 22/ 2014 - Capita conference on GCSE Reform in Newcastle - guest speaker Andrew Harland of the EOA - click here for more information 

December 12 /2013 - EOA Board of Trustees meeting held at the University of Reading - all comments and agenda items welcome from members.