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Past Events & Meetings 2013

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


November 21 / 2013 - Westminster Education Forum - seminar on Reforming GCSEs, London

 

The seminar will include keynote addresses from Anna Paige, Deputy Director, Qualifications and Assessment Division, Department for Education; Jeremy Benson, Deputy Director of Policy, Ofqual; Laura Gander-Howe, Director, Children & Young People, Learning and Skills Strategy, Arts Council England and Dr Tina Isaacs, Programme Director, MA in Educational Assessment, Institute of Education, University of London.


BTEC BOOSTER WORKSHOPS  AUTUMN 2013 

from 09:30 am to 2:00 pm

 

These are half day BOOSTER workshops for the BTEC level 2, 3 & 4 courses

The purpose of these workshops is to help people complete their portfolio with their work and evidence and to give an opportunity to look at sample portfolios.  We will be working towards the final completion date of February 2015.

  1. A brief overview of the online course
  2. Exemplar materials
  3. Viewing portfolios
  4. Receive feedback on delegates own work

You are invited to bring your work so that you can exchange ideas and receive feedback.

   20th November, Wednesday in Leicester at Countesthorpe College (cancelled)

  • 2nd December, Monday in London at Pearson / Edexcel
  • 4th December, Wednesday in Manchester at Pearson / Edexcel

Click here for more information and an application form


7th November /2013 - ESEG meeting, chaired by Ofqual focusing on exam reforms, in Coventry


 6th November / 2013 - meeting with Pearson's of Cambridge on MEOY development


 6th November / 2013 - meeting with Cambridge International Exams about Home Educators


 6th November / 2013 - Event run by Cambridge Assessment looking at future exam reforms.

October 15/ 2013 - Capita conference on GCSE Reform in London - chaired by Andrew Harland of the EOA


September 30 to October 18 /2013 - Actions for autumn training for new exams officers with direct access to MEOY. For full details see below.

These free, one-day training sessions have been developed for lead exams officers who have been in post for less than a year. By attending the training, you will:

  • focus on the essential tasks that need to take place during the autumn term such as exam planning, entries, access arrangements and preparing for an exam day
  • meet awarding organisation representatives
  • meet other exams office staff from your local area

 

The next induction training sessions will be held in September and October. The dates and locations of these sessions are:

 

Dates and venues

 

  • 30 September – Coventry

  • 1 October – Plymouth

  • 3 October – Southampton

  • 4 October – London

  • 7 October – Bristol

  • 7 October – Cambridge

  • 11 October – London

  • 16 October – Newcastle

  • 17 October – Leeds

  • 18 October – Manchester

 

We will be sending invitations to all new exams officers in early September. While you wait for your invitation, you can sign up for our induction programme. You can also download the presentation from previous induction training for new exams officers, held in spring 2013. Link to DfE / EDSU page: http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/teachingandlearning/qualifications/examsadmin/b00197102/neweosupport/eotraining


 August 22 / 2013 - GCSE Results day release to candidates in UK


  August 15 /2013 - GCE (A' level) results day release to candidates in UK


 July 29 / 2013 - personal meeting with Ofqual in Coventry focusing on -

  • The EOA invigilation support package backing JCQ regulations and guidance
  • Developing better consultation to help enhance delivery in centres
  • Concerns over job security and the impact it may have on exams delivery, especially in 2014
  • My Exams Office Year (MEOY) future launch and how it will support exams delivery.

This meeting attended by Jasmin Masih (EOA Board of Trustees member) and Andrew Harland


 July 29 / 2013 - exams stakeholder meeting with Ofqual in Coventry

This meeting attended by Andrew Harland


 July 25 /2013 - Meeting Pearson/Edexcel customer service in Manchester

This meeting attended by Jan Martin MBE and Andrew Harland


 July 22 /2013 - meeting with the JCQ in London on a range of issues including

 

  • Concerns over job security and the impact it may have on exams delivery, especially in 2014
  • The EOA invigilation support package backing JCQ regulations and guidance
  • Developing better consultation to help enhance delivery in centres
  • The A2C programme and how that is developing
  • My Exams Office Year (MEOY) future launch and how it will support exams delivery.

 

This meeting attended by Julie Short (EOA Chair) and Andrew Harland.


 July 12 / 2013 - Local Network meeting in Essex with EOA - a major item will be job security 


 July 9 / 2013 - Education Select Committee at Westminster - The EOA are representing the exams office community on the issue of dealing with 'Private candidates' / Graham Stuart MP


July 4 /2013 - EOA Board of Trustees meeting held at the University of Reading - all comments and agenda items welcome from members.


July 1 / 2013 - meeting with National Children's Bureau in London - on access to the exam system by learners with special needs.


 June 26 /2013 - Westminister Education Forum in London - Andrew Harland is a guest speaker at this event representing the exams office community.


June 14 / 2013 - meeting with the Learner Record Service (LRS) in Coventry - this is part of the development related to the importance of ULN roll out across the country


June 5 / 2013 - meeting with the Independent Schools Association (ISA) in London -the EOA have members across the education spectrum and continue to support all exam office staff


May 16 / 2013 - The College of Teachers (TCOT) award cememony at the Institute of Education, University of London - the EOA have been invited to this event as part of its future involvment with TCOT and will have its own members attending this event to recieve their awards next year.


 May 14 / 2013 - Close up meeting of the EDSU - Induction programme at the DfE in London - the EOA have played a very active role in this programme since 2004 with Jan Martin MBE taking on a more central role. 


May 12 / 2013 - Council of British International Schools (COBIS) conference in London - the EOA have been invited to this event as part of its growing overseas support for exams office staff around the world


March 25 - 27 / 2013 - ATL conference in Liverpool - the EOA membership are affiliate members of ATL and provide union support and advice on exams office role.


March 15 - 17 / 2013 - ASCL conference in London

The EOA are taking a stand and will be representing the exam office community to the senior management teams across the country.


March 14 /2013 - next Board of Trustees meeting will be held at the

University of Reading - comments and agenda items welcome from members


February - April / 2013-  BTEC CPD workshops

BTEC CPD Workshop locations as follows:

27 February- Birmingham

13 March 2013- Leeds

26 March 2013- London

09 April 2013- Manchester

11 April 2013- Swindon- New Date!
 

  • Morning session (for new tutees) 9:30 to 1:30 (people can stay untill 3pm if they wish)
  • Afternoon session(for checking portfolios) arrive from 12:30 onwards for 1pm to 3pm

February 6 - 7 /2013 - Association of Colleges (AoC)exam officer conference at the ICC in Birmingham - The EOA are supporting this event as usual.