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Latest updates and information from Ofqual

Latest updates and information from Ofqual

The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments in England and NAHT meet with Ofqual regularly.

Arrangements for awarding qualifications in 2022

All publications related to awarding qualifications in 2022 can be found here.

  • Ofqual and the DfE have published their response to the consultation on adaptations to GCSE, AS and A level exams in 2022. Advanced notice of exam topics will be published on February 7th 2022 at the latest.
  • Ofqual have announced their approach to grading in 2022. The aim is to return to a pre-pandemic grade profile in two steps with 2022 being a transition year with grading at a midpoint between 2021 and 2019.
  • Ofqual have published their response to the consultation on arrangements for non-exam assessment (NEA) and fieldwork requirements for students entering qualifications in 2022.
  • Ofqual have also published their response to the consultation on awarding VTQs in 2022 which confirms that exams will go ahead. You can find the detail of this consultation here.
  • Ofqual and the DfE have published guidance relating to contingency arrangements for the 2022 exam series. If exams are cancelled, grades will be awarded by using evidence collected throughout the year to inform a holistic centre awarded grade. Further details about contingency arrangements will be published later in the year.


VTQs

  • Ofqual have published guidance for centres on the awarding of VTQs in 2022.
  • Ofqual have published a summary of special consideration policies for awarding of VTQs in 2022.
  • Both OCR and Pearson have set out guidance on how to manage January exams, including what to do if a student is unable to attend. You can find the guidance from OCR here, and the guidance from Pearson here.


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If you need to get in touch with Ofqual regarding a complaint, you can find their complaints procedure here.

First published 22 February 2022

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NAHT Life gives you the opportunity to continue your membership of the biggest union for school leaders both in post and in retirement.

 

NAHT Life focuses on helping retired members receive excellent trade union services and allows you to continue to play an active volunteer role within NAHT regions and branches, if that’s what you choose to do!

Please note to qualify for the benefits of NAHT Life membership you must join NAHT life within six months of retiring. 

Please ensure NAHT has your correct post-retirement contact details.

NAHT is currently reviewing, renewing and refreshing its services to support NAHT life member.

The Life Members' Sector Council (LMSC)

Whether leaving a labour of love or embracing a life of leisure, there can be no doubt that retirement from school leadership marks a huge change in lifestyle. There will be adjustments to make, new challenges to take and a range of new opportunities. At a time like this, it is important that our experienced members do not lose all the support they received in their working life. Our life members’ committee is here to ensure members are supported in retirement.

This committee feeds its extensive wealth of experience and know-how to support the work of NAHT. It also gives our life members the chance to make important contributions to our campaigns for working members.  

The committee, which meets four times a year, is made up of one elected representative from each of our regions, with the addition of one place each for Northern Ireland and Wales. And these elected committee members, normally, serve a three-year term.

Areas of focus for the committee include the following: 

  • Current legislation issues eg pension provision
  • Action against discrimination, including age discrimination.
LMSC chair

John Killeen (National Executive member): john.killeen@nahtofficials.org.uk

LMSC vice-chair

Nigel Patton: nigel.patton@nahtofficials.org.uk

LMSC communications officer

Michael Wilson: Michael.wilson@nahtofficials.org.uk

LMSC deputy communications officer

Eugene Symonds: eugene.symonds@nahtofficials.org.uk

Committee servicing officer

Frances Geddes has the responsibility for working closely with the LMSC as servicing officer. She can be contacted via email frances.geddes@naht.org.uk.

For further details and contact information about all current LMSC members please check out ‘Who’s who’ and the ‘List of LMSC members'.
 

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