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The 2017/18 exam changes training for new exams officers has now been completed.
The information below relates to training delivered in September 2017.
Our 2018/19 training events will be announced in April 2018 from when booking will be taken.
Each September, Exams Training will be hosting a series of events across the country developed specifically for experienced exams officers.
Experts from ‘The Exams Office’ will deliver this full day event to prepare experienced exams officers for the 2017/18 academic year with a comprehensive summary of the exams-related changes from JCQ, Ofqual and the DfE. They will also be available throughout the day to answer your questions.
All courses contain a range of table-based activities to aid understanding, share good practice and network with colleagues.
The morning session of this course will focus upon:
There will be a particular focus upon the changes in the following publications (with a written summary to use with senior leaders/SENCOs/invigilators):
‘General Regulations for Approved Centres’
‘Instructions for Conducting Examinations’
‘Access Arrangements and Reasonable Adjustments’
Changes will be discussed in depth via presentations and table discussions.
The afternoon session will focus upon:
This is a full day course (including refreshments & lunch)
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All events start at 9.30am (9am registration) and finish at 3.45pm unless otherwise stated in the course details
Jugjit served as Head of History, Head of Year and Head of Exams at two UK-based secondary schools for over a decade before being seconded to OCR as Support Materials Manager. Jugjit was appointed as Regional Manager (later National Manager) of the Department for Education’s (DfE) Exams Centre Support Team in 2008, and as a Prince2 practitioner, he also led on several UK government education-based projects. After leaving the DfE, Jugjit served as National Education co-ordinator for the London-based Institute of Education, and Head of International Projects and Resources for Coventry University.
Jugjit formed ‘The Exams Office’ in 2014, and with over 2600 school memberships, it is the world’s leading exams-based support organisation. He is responsible for stakeholder engagement, operational delivery, strategic development, and produces exams-related articles which are published in the UK educational press. Jugjit organises ‘The Exams Office’s’ annual National Conferences - which were attended by over 1000 exams office staff in January 2017.
In 2016, he formed ‘Exams Training Limited’ to deliver quality and affordable exams-based training to UK and overseas centres.
Jean has over 25 years’ experience as an exams officer, exams manager and Head of Exams in the Further Education sector. In 2004, Jean was appointed as the Department for Education’s (DfE) Centre Support Officer within the North West of England, supporting new and experienced exams officers. Jean managed numerous exams-based projects for the DfE, including content for training events, the new exams officer Induction Programme and support materials for an administration of GCSEs and GCEs.
Jean formed ‘The Exams Office’ in 2014, and is the lead subject matter expert. She devises a range of support materials, including exam policy templates, termly checklists and good practice guides. Jean develops and quality assures all training materials, and is part of the training team which delivers exams training on behalf of ‘Exams Training Limited’ across England.
Brian has extensive experience in the inspection and quality assurance of examination centres . He was formerly an Assistant Director (Communication) at the Welsh Joint Education Committee (WJEC) anda JCQ Centre Inspector for over twenty five years, as well as an adviser and presenter for the Regional Training Agency (RTA)He continueshis role as a consultant in examination management, invigilation centre inspections and malpractice procedures. He has extensive experience in a range of training for new and experienced exams officers and has produced training materials for invigilators and exams officers.