Summer Conference 2022 - Becoming an effective exams officer

Each year, the NAEO hosts a summer conference which brings together NAEO members, key stakeholders, guest speakers, and a range of exhibitors to enjoy and particpate in a diverse range of presentations, workshops, and activities which are intended to help our members become more effective and efficient in their roles.

This year's event will include the announcement of the NAEO's Exams Officer of the Year for 2022.

The NAEO would like to thank The Exams Office for its support in part funding the event.

Event content includes workshops and presentations focussed on:

  • The key skills required to be an effective exams officer
  • Exams administration and management good practice
  • Personal and professional development
  • Wellbeing and mindfulness

Summer Conference 2022 - Additional information

This year's event will be held at the Coventry Building Society Arena on Tuesday 5 July 2022.

Outline event content and timings:

  • 09.15:  Welcome and housekeeping
  • 09.30:  Introduction and NAEO aims and progress from our Chair, Timothy Fisher
  • 09.45:  Workshop 1
  • 10.45:  Break
  • 11.15:  Workshop 2
  • 12.15:  Lunch
  • 13.15:  Mel Eves - Performance Specialist
  • 13.45:  Workshop 3
  • 14.45:  Break
  • 15.00:  Keynote speech from Dr Jo Saxton, Ofqual
  • 15.30:  Exams Officer of the Year 2022 (sponsored by The Exams Office)
  • 15.45:  Close 

Workshop content

Full details of the content of each workshop will be available in the coming weeks. We expect workshop content to be a mixture of developing the skills required to become an effective exams officer, and hints, tips and guidance to manage, administer and conduct examinations.

Participating organisations:

Key note speeches

  • Ofqual - Dr Jo Saxton (Chief Regulator)
  • Mel Eves (Performance specialist)


  • The Exams Office: Strategies to manage your time (more) effectively
  • OCR: Managing Results and Post-Results for GCSEs and A Levels: Understanding the JCQ guidance and instructions for the release of results and management of post-results services
  • AQA: Resilience - How to get it and how to give it
  • Kathy Stonham & Katherine McDiarmid (serving exams officers): Rabbit in the Headlights to Serene Swan: Coping Strategies for the Exam Season
  • Morrish Solicitors: An examination officer's contract of employment - what to watch out for


  • The Exams Office
  • AQA
  • OCR
  • NCFE
  • WJEC Eduqas

Booking your place

The portal to book to attend this year's event will open on Wednesday 1 June and places will be charged at £30 per delegate.

As this conference supports continuing professional development, we hope that centres will cover this fee for their exams officer.

NAEO members are encouraged to seek support from their centres to finance their attendance at the event as the workshop content and presentations will support their continuing professional development 

Further details regarding how to book onto the event, how to pay for places and how to get to the venue will be communicated to all NAEO members towards the end of May.

In the meantime, should you have any questions regarding the event, please email and a member of the team will respond.