Articles

  • 01 Feb 2023

    Manging Conflicts of Interest

    As centres undertake the process of submitting exam entries to awarding bodies, in recent weeks, we have received numerous emails from exams officers asking for clarity over Conflicts of Interest (COI) and when these should be declared to the awarding bodies.

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  • 01 Jan 2023

    Summer 2022 exam series - An analysis of malpractice and access arrangements

    Following the return to a ‘business as usual’ exam series in 2022, Ofqual data relating to the management, administration and conducting of examinations in summer 2022 was eagerly anticipated to allow stakeholders to analyse the impact of covid and no summer exam since 2019.

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  • 01 Dec 2022

    Planning for the summer 2023 exam series: 2022 Exams Officer survey - The areas of most concern for exams officers

    Following the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and no summer exams series since summer 2019, the 2022 Exams Officer survey was utilised to identify the issues experienced by centres and exams officers during last summer’s exams series….and to look forward to summer 2023 to identify any problems which need to be addressed in the coming months.

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  • 31 Oct 2022

    Planning for the summer 2023 exam series: Actions which need to be taken by key stakeholders

    Recommendations to avoid the issues experienced before, during and after summer 2022

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  • 01 Oct 2022

    The requirement for a written whistleblowing policy

    A significant addition to the General Regulations for Approved Centres is the requirement for a written whistleblowing policy (section 5.3x). As the need for this policy has been questioned by many exams officers, it is important to consider why JCQ now require centres to devise such a policy in relation to exams.

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  • 01 Dec 2022

    The Dos and Don'ts of Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures

    Raising a grievance or being subjected to a disciplinary process can be a stressful process and they are not always easy to navigate. We hope you find some of these do’s and don’ts useful, should you ever have to experience either of these processes.

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  • 31 Oct 2022

    Managing your invigilators: How to approach holiday pay

    Holiday pay for part-time, term-time workers or those with irregular hours is not typically straightforward. Each holiday pay case will be different and so will require a careful examination of all the circumstances.

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  • 01 Oct 2022

    Starting a new job - the employment contract

    If you have started a new role, or you are due to start soon, the employer will have sent you a draft contract of employment and asked you to sign it.

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  • 01 Aug 2022

    Unfair, Constructive and Wrongful Dismissal Q&A

    This month, we provide a Q and A on unfair, constructive and wrongful dismissal and outline the circumstances in which claims can be pursued.

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  • 01 Jul 2022

    Morrish Solicitors - Trusted Legal Services

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