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Past Events & Meetings 2012

December 6 /2012 - next Board of Trustees meeting will be held at

the University of Reading - comments and agenda items welcome from members


 November 29 /2012 - next Ofqual Exams Task Force meeting will be held

in Coventry - to report back on the summer examinations including the GCSE

English issues so all comments and suggested agenda items are most welcome


 November 14 /2012 - Advisory committee meeting with WJEC in Birmingham

The EOA have been invited to this meeting for the first time and we hope this is help build a closer relationship between centres in Wales and the rest of the UK


 November / 2012-  BTEC CPD workshops

BTEC Workshop locations as follows:

                                                           05 November - London

                                                           09 November - Cambridge

                                                           12 November - Manchester

                                                           15 November - Swindon

                                                           16 November - Northampton

                                                           26 November - Derbyshire

                                                           10 December - Chelmsford

October 12 / 2012 - meeting with Hays recruitment in Birmingham and

future partnership developments


October 10 /2012 - 6th Cambridge Assessment - 'examining risk', in Cambridge

 


October 8 / 2012 - meeting with Edexcel and CR at the AQA offices in

Manchester to explore the further development of the EOA Network Tool and

supportive services including an opportunity to demonstrate MEOY.


 September 28 /2012 - meeting with the College of Teachers in London - on

new CPD programme to be launched in 2013 in London a long side the existing BTEC

programme which will continue until 2015/6


 September 27 /2012 - next Board of Trustees meeting will be held at

the University of Reading - all comments and agenda items welcome


 September 24 - October 8 / 2012 - Teaching Agency/EDSU induction programme

below.

 

Dates and venues:

21 September – FULL – London, Business, Innovation & Skills conference

centre (BIS)

24 September – Coventry, Techno centre

25 September – Bristol, Thistle Grand hotel

26 September – Plymouth, Copthorne hotel

26 September – Newcastle, Novotel hotel

2 October – Southampton, Novotel hotel

3 October – Manchester, Piccadilly Gate

4 October – Leeds, Queens hotel

8 October – Cambridge, The Cambridge Belfry

11 October – London, Business, Innovation and Skills conference centre (BIS)

 

For  futher information please click on - This education.gov.uk link 


 September 18 /2012 - meeting IQ Awarding Organisation on future projects at the

EOA Reading office


 September 13 /2012 - run through of EDSU induction programme in Coventry

Supported by Jan Martin MBE (CPD manager for the EOA)


 September 5 /2012 - next meeting with the LRS service on data management and development in Coventry - which will help service the whole exam community and

provide direct benefits to exams office staff through EOA member consultation


 29 August /2012 -  A level reform consultancy by Ofqual in London

See the EOA news section for a report on this area which will have an impact

on exams office staff in the future

 


 

August 2 / 2012 - meeting with JCQ in London

agenda items include 1. more consultation 2. A2C project 3. MEOY and links to

JCQ

 


 

August 2 / 2012 - meeting with EDSU in Coventry

agenda items include 1. induction 2. Network Tool 3. MEOY and links to EDSU

 


 

July 31 /2012 - meeting with Department of Education

agenda items include 1. EDSU induction 2. MEOY 3. consultation 4. EOA surveys

 


 

June 25 / 2012 - JCQ teachers association group in London

The EOA will be attending this teaching unions group to review various issues and

this will be the first meeting since the retirement of Jim Sinclair as CEO, who attended

the EOA ten year celebration conference back in 2010.

 


 

June 23 -24 /2012 - Wellington College Education Festival

The EOA will be fully supporting this event on both days. We are all aware that

this takes place in the middle of the exam period but urge people to try and attend.

Amongst the 240 speakers here over two days are:

Michael Gove
Michael Wilshaw
David Willetts
David Starkey
Jackie Stewart
Carol Ann Duffy
Ben Goldacre
Toby Stephens
Imogen Stubbs
Roger McGough
Secretary of State for Education
Head of Ofsted
Minister for Universities and Science
Historian and TV personality
F1 World Champion and dyslexia campaigner
Poet Laureate
Best selling author of 'Bad Science'
Award-winning film and theatre actor
Leading theatre actress
Poet, children's author, presenter of BBC Radio 4 programme

 

May 30 / 2012 - Meeting with OCR Customer Service in Coventry

Reviewing new network tool being expanded on the EOA website for members

and non-members


 May 29 / 2012 - Meeting with Edexcel Customer Service in London

Reviewing new EOA additions to Edexcel website and discussing new network

tool being expanded on the EOA website for members and non-members


 May 16 / 2012 - Meeting with Department for Education in London

Update on EDSU which has become part of the Teaching Agency under the DfE


 May 4 - 6 /2012 - Annual Conference of the National Association of Head Teachers

(NAHT) in Harrogate - Jan Martin MBE (Board of Trustees)

The EOA is representing members at this conference to lobby SLTs on the role of

the exam office and the vital role they play in delivering a successful exam system.


 April 2 - 4 / 2012 - Annual Conference of the Association Teachers & Lectures (ATL)

in Manchester - Roy Waite (Board of Trustees)

The EOA is representing members at this conference to lobby the teaching community

for their support on exam office issues and their dependency on the successful

operation of the exam office as students pass through the education system.


 March 26 / 2012 - EDSU induction programme - London

Attended by Andrew Harland, CEO


 March 23 / 2012 - Annual Conference of the Association School and College

Leaders (ASCL) in Birmingham - Andrew Harland

The EOA is representing members at this conference to lobby SLTs on the role of

the exam office and the vital role they play in delivering a successful exam system.


 March 22 / 2012 - Exam Task Force (Ofqual) in Coventry

The EOA is representing members at this meeting which is attended by senior

executives from awarding bodies, teaching unions, the DfE and other government

agencies.


 March 19 / 2012 - EDSU induction programme - Southampton

EOA members are facilitating at this event and is attended by Andrew Harland,

CEO


 March 19 / 2012 - EDSU induction programme - Newcastle

EOA members are facilitating at this event and is attended by Jan Martin MBE,

CPD Manager


 March 16 / 2012 - EDSU induction programme - London

EOA members are facilitating at this event and is attended by Andrew Harland,

CEO


 March 15 / 2012 - EDSU induction programme - Cambridge

EOA members are facilitating at this event and is attended by Andrew Harland,

CEO


 March 15 / 2012-  Learner Record Service (Customer Scrutiny Group) in Coventry

The EOA represents its members at this committee on establishing data standards

which encourage the development of a more stream lined exam system.


 March 14 / 2012 - Action Planning (funding the future) in London

As the EOA no longer receives any funding from government or awarding body

sources it has to raise funds by a number of approaches including commercial

sponsorship and grants.


 March 13 / 2012 - EDSU induction programme - Plymouth

EOA members are facilitating at this event and is attended by Andrew Harland,

CEO


 March 13 / 2012 - EDSU induction programme - Leeds

EOA members are facilitating at this event and is attended by Jan Martin MBE,

CPD Manager


 March 12 / 2012 - EDSU induction programme - Manchester

EOA members are facilitating at this event and is attended by Jan Martin MBE,

CPD Manager


 March 12 / 2012 - EDSU induction programme - Bristol

EOA members are facilitating at this event and is attended by Andrew Harland

CEO


 March 9 / 2012 - EDSU induction programme - Coventry

EOA members are facilitating at this event and is attended by Jan Martin MBE,

CPD Manager


 March 8 / 2012 - Learner Record Service (Data Advisory Committee) in Coventry

The EOA represents its members at this committee on establishing data standards

which encourage the development of a more stream lined exam system.


 March 7 / 2012 - ACEVO - Institute of Education, University of London

Representing the EOA as a professional body


 March 7 / 2012 - JCQ - London

Meeting with JCQ on exam office commnity needs and concerns


 March 7 / 2012 - Department for Education - London

Representing the EOA on members issues.


 March 5 / 2012 - National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) annual

conference in London chaired by Martyn Lewis who did the promotional DVD for

the EOA in 2007

 

The EOA have joined this organisation to help support the development and

governance of the association as it adapts to its new working environment under this government.


 February 27 / 2012 - Edexcel - London

The EOA representing members needs for customer service.  Attended by

Andrew Harland (CEO) and Jan Martin MBE (CPD Manager)


 February 23 - 24 /2012 - Association of Colleges event for exams office staff

The EOA will be fully supporting this event. There will be two workshops

opportunity to deal with personal, operational and broader issues under the

title - 'Who's exam system is it anyway?'


 January 31 / 2012 - Ofqual - Review of access arrangements for Dyslexic students

There is a growing concern over the increased volume and provision of all access arrangements across exams