Summer Conference 2023

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 role.


Virtual Conference 2023

The presentations and keynote speeches from the conference were available to view as part of the NAEO Virtual Conference 2023 which included A message from the Minister of State (Education) - Rt. Hon. Nick Gibb

A diverse range of presentations, workshops and actvities which are intended to help our members become more effective exams officers

The NAEO would like to thank The Exams Office for its support in funding the Summer Conference and the Virtual Conference.

Event content included workshops and presentations focused 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 2023 Conference

Below are details of the Summer 2023 conference:

  • Theme: Becoming a more effective exams officer
  • Location: Kia Oval, Kennington, London
  • Date: Monday 3 July 2023
  • Booking window: Now closed (capacity reached)
  • Delegate cost: £95 (to cover venue costs)
  • Download the delegate information letter


  • 8.15: Registration/visit exhibitors
  • 9.00: Introduction/NAEO & The Exams Office updates/Message from the Minister of State (Education) Rt.Hon. Nick Gibb
  • 9.50: Workshop session 1
  • 10.40: Break
  • 11.05: Workshop session 2
  • 12.00: Workshop session 3
  • 12.50: Lunch
  • 1.35: Exams Officer of the Year announcement
  • 2.00: Workshop session 4
  • 2.50: Break
  • 3.10: Keynote speech (Margaret Farragher, CEO, JCQ)
  • 3.40: Prize draw
  • 4.00: Close


  • The Exams Office: An introduction to the new online 'Hub' - this will replace the existing TEO website and Online Portal

The above presentation was delivered to all delegates as part of the introduction

  • AQA: A guide to Enhanced Results Analysis
  • OCR: Countdown to results (Summer 2023) - A session covering the key actions exams officers need to take to help them prepare for, and effectively manage, the summer 2023 results and post-results period
  • Pearson: BTEC feedback workshop - This session will cover topics to get you ready for BTEC results and an opportunity to share feedback with Pearson staff
  • The Exams Office: 'What do you do when exams are not taking place?' (Jugjit Chima)
  • Mindfulness & Well-being: Building resilience - How to bounce back from challenge and stay in control (Geraldine Jozefiak)
  • Katherine McDiarmid: Leading your exams office - Understanding how teams work within centres and how to manage different teams to ensure that you can effectively lead on, and deliver, key exam processes
  • Anjali Manek & Lisa Longstaff: Empowering exams officers: Building your team and making yourself more visible

Please note: Some of the above presentations may be cancelled if there is insufficient demand from delegates


  • AQA
  • OCR
  • Pearson
  • WJEC/Eduqas
  • NCFE
  • Cambridge Assessment International Education
  • The Exams Office
  • Morrish Solicitors
  • Scanning Pens
  • Texthelp
  • Wharton Clocks
  • Phoenix Safes
  • Spaceforme
  • Parcelforce
  • Geraldine Jozefiak (Mindfulness & Well-being)

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