Invigilator Training

Invigilator training designed for exams officers

INVIGILATOR TRAINING

This half-day course covers the main areas associated with exam invigilation.

By attending this course, new invigilators will receive training to support the JCQ’s stipulation that ‘a training session must be held for any new invigilators’ (Instructions for Conducting Examinations, Chapter 6, page 17).

New exams officers may also find this course worthwhile to develop their knowledge and understanding of what is required from their invigilators (please note that exams officer attendance will count as one of the two free places).

The simple aim is to improve the quality of training for new invigilators. This will improve invigilation within the exam room, which in turn reduces the likelihood of candidate malpractice, and improves the conditions under which all candidates undertake their examinations.

Members of The Exams Office can send 2 staff members to this half-day training course FREE of charge.

Course Content

To include:

  • The qualities required to invigilate
  • What the JCQ require of invigilators – focusing upon the Instructions for Conducting Examinations booklet
  • JCQ changes 2018/19 – a brief look at the main changes in the Instructions for Conducting Examinations booklet which impact upon invigilators
  • What are access arrangements?
  • Invigilating access arrangements – reader, scribe, practical assistant & prompter
  • Starting an examination
  • Dealing with emergencies
  • Dealing with malpractice
  • The JCQ Centre Inspection
  • Ending the examination
  • Collecting the examination scripts

Supporting documents

Delegates will receive the following documents:

  • Exam room incident log
  • Exam room checklist

Cost

Members of The Exams Office can send 2 delegates FREE of charge.

Non-members – £40 per delegate.

Date & Venues

To be confirmed in autumn 2018 – events will be held across England.

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Jugjit Chima - Senior Trainer

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 Passmore - Senior Trainer

Jean has over 30 years’ experience as an exams officer 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 Rogers - Senior Trainer

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.

Brian supports SLT, invigilator and new and experienced Exams Officer training events for Exams Training receiving outstanding feedback for his ‘role-play’ style ‘When the inspector calls‘ presentation.