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 CLOSING DATE FRIDAY 30TH NOVEMBER 2018

Why are we doing this survey?

Who we are?

The iEOA is a campaigning charity which was re-launched in 2017 to continue the work of its predecessor the EOA created back in 2000. It will continue to support our existing education and exam systems, but that is not enough if we are to champion the work of this community which makes such an invaluable contribution to all learner outcomes.

 

Why are we doing this survey?

The iEOA is looking to review both the content and performance of what we offer in an inclusive way that offers YOU the chance to get a limited time exclusive discount and a series of free training webinars covering training on the role of new, experienced and SEND staff.

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1. Please indicate what type of membership you think you have under your centre membership?











1a. Please state any other relationship not listed above?
1b. How long have you been a full member or a registered member?





2. Your Wellbeing starts here!

“Improve the everyday and ongoing lives of exam officers”


The World Health Organisation states - “Mental health is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community”.

 

The education press is full of references to stressed out teachers and students but there is very little mention of all those supportive staff who are under growing pressure and who have to step in and take more and more responsibility with fewer resources while not being given the appropriate recognition for their invaluable contribution to learner outcomes.

 

The iEOA puts YOU first and the system second because we recognise that without YOU the examination delivery system would collapse and all the focus on providing a support model which only serves the welfare of the exam delivery system is no longer accepted as a sustainable model in the support of this community going forward. 


Please do not forget to fill out the last question and start addressing your Wellbeing'

 

 

2a. From each of the TWO lists below which current products and services would you find useful to help support your role?

“Improve the everyday and ongoing lives of exam officers”


Please tick your TOP 5 choices from the first list below.

 












2b. Second list

 “Improve the everyday and ongoing lives of exam officers”


Please tick your TOP 5 choices from the second list below.











2c. Please give us your suggestions of any other factors not listed above?
3. How important is impartial advice and information to you?

At present the exam officer community is inundated with information from different sources. The iEOA is determined to address this problem by providing trusted information and advice on current issues which are related directly to you.

 




4. Which social media type do you use?






4a. Please give us your suggestions of any other factors not listed above?
5. Do you think a formal continuing professional development programme is important in order to enable this Examination Officer community to operate effectively?

Over the years hundreds of exams officers have joined the professional ranks of the educational sector as established and qualified exams officers and some have used their qualifications to establish additional roles within education and the commercial sector. The main difficulty standing in the way of many exams officers is the cost of courses. So please let's have your views on CPD and how the iEOA can give you the opportunity to further your status and profile within your centre and beyond.

 




5a. Do you think a formal continuing professional development programme for your invigilation teams is necessary to support Examinations Officers in their role?



6. The Exams Oracle is being further developed so what would you like in it?

As part of the iEOA goal to add value to centre operations, the iEOA provides an inclusive Exams Management tool which brings policy and practice together for both new and experienced exam officers, within the traditional exam cycle, so no task or activity is missed during a busy academic year.

The Exams Oracle is being developed so that it will provide you and your centre with a more technically interactive user-friendly management tool and much more. We are asking you to tell us what else you would like in the new Exams Oracle to help support your day-to-day activity but also what about your personal needs?

 












6a. Please give us your suggestions of any other factors not listed above?

 

7. How important is it to you to have your role fully represented within the education and exams sector?



8. Your views and comments are most welcome and will be vital in helping to mould the future service from the iEOA in 2018/19

Every single sector of the education and exams system seems to be under pressure to perform, 'more for less', with a growing risk to student welfare. We all have to take a reality check and establish in this difficult climate how best to support our community.

 

Tick all you feel are causing particular problems for you in your current role.

 
















8a. Please give us your top three suggestions here.

 

8b. Please give us your suggestions of any other factors not listed above?

 

9. How can we make the iEOA more inclusive?

However, it has become clear that without a major overhaul of the exam system and its relationship with education sector many of the past and existing provision to support the examination officers will continue to be ineffective and provide little benefit to help secure this vital workforce.


Please suggest ONE major reform or area for reform, in the text box provided which you believe the iEOA should target or make its first priority?

9a. How can we make the iEOA more supportive?

Please give at least ONE example in the text box provided.

9b. How can we make the iEOA website more effective?

Please give at least ONE example in the text box provided.

10. So what is the key reason why members want to join an organisation like the iEOA?

From the list below please indicate what are the TOP 5 on your agenda.













10a. Please give us your suggestions of any other factors not listed above?
11. Your Welbeing!

The following survey question to examination officers was added in reposnse to a recent report produced by the Education Support Partnership, on 'Teacher Wellbeing' (Oct. 2018).


Symptoms of stress

Stress can affect how you feel emotionally, mentally and physically, & also how you behave.


How you may feel emotionally - overwhelmed, irritable and "wound up", anxious or fearful, lacking in self-esteem. How you may feel mentally - racing thoughts, constant worrying, difficulty concentrating, difficulty making decisions. How you may feel physically - headaches, muscle tension or pain, dizziness, sleep problems, feeling tired all the time, eating too much or too little. How you may behave - drinking or smoking more, snapping at people, avoiding things or people you are having problems with.

 

Some people seem to thrive on being put under pressure, but that confidence in one's ability often is based on a feeling that one is totally in control. Some people feel they have the energy, resources and expertise to overcome whatever is thrown at them. However, this outward façade can hide a growing anxiety that can lead to some of the stress related symptoms listed above.


 





11a. Addressing Your Wellbeing!

Tick ALL the boxes you feel are relevant to your present position.