Articles

  • 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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  • 26 Aug 2022

    The role and responsibilities of senior leaders in managing exams in their centre

    A very welcome addition to the 2022/2023 version of the General Regulations for Approved Centres booklet is the additional clarity which JCQ has provided in relation to the role which members of the senior leadership team must play in the management of examinations and assessments within their centre.

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  • 01 Aug 2022

    Points to note if you are considering moving centre

    After attending the Morrish Solicitors presentation at the NAEO summer conference in July, Lynne Smith, exams officer at an independent centre in Bedfordshire, highlights some areas which exams officers should consider if they are thinking of taking an exams officer post at another centre.

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  • 01 Jun 2022

    Acquiring the skills needed to be an effective exams officer

    Following the announcement by the NAEO of the hosting of its inaugural skills-based Summer Conference taking place on 5 July, Jugjit Chima considers some of the key skills required to be an effective exams officer.

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  • 22 Apr 2022

    Managing an invigilator shortage - Summer 2022

    As a recent survey* revealed that 83% of centres are still experiencing a shortage of invigilators ahead of this summer’s exams series, in this article we provide some suggestions which may help centres to manage a shortage of invigilators.

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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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  • 01 Jun 2022

    "No-fault divorce" - What does this mean for separating couples?

    From 6 April 2022 the long-awaited “no-fault” divorce officially became law, which allows separating couples to get a divorce, civil partnership dissolution or legal separation without having to blame each other for the breakdown of their relationship.

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  • 02 May 2022

    What should you include in your will?

    A will is a legal document which expresses your wishes as to how your estate is to be distributed after your death. When you come to write your will, it can be difficult to know where to start and what you should include.

    Creating a will is vital to ensure your wishes are met after your death and can help ensure your family and any advisors understand how you want your money, property and possessions (estate) are to be distributed.

    In this article, NAEO partner firm, Morrish Solicitors, explains what you should include in your will.

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