Few things are as intimidating as the prospect of going back to school. The smell of the dining hall. The long lines of desks. The exam room hush before frantic writing begins.
For exam invigilators, many of whom are not regular school staff, there is another daunting task: supporting students in tests that could determine their future.
The invigilator’s role is not always easy. They are faced with various challenges, whether that be ascertaining what information can be given to a candidate, making decisions on unauthorised items or managing disruptions.
How can we help?
Our new app, Starting Invigilation, is designed to take the stress out of invigilating exams. It offers answers to a host of common questions, with themes including:
- pre-exam preparation
- access arrangements
- managing and reporting incidents
- dealing with candidates.
The authors of this course, Barbara Wynn and Anne Borrowdale, are the directors at Exam Team Development, an independent social enterprise committed to supporting exam centre staff and helping them develop key skills. Drawing on such expertise, Starting Invigilation aims to ensure exam teams can offer the smoothest possible experience and outcome for its candidates.
Exams can be nerve-wracking for students and invigilators alike. But we hope Starting Invigilation will make you feel like a straight-A student!
Find out more about Starting Invigilation and our special offer for Summer term 2017 at pearson.co.uk/starting-invigilation
Starting Invigilation is also included in our CPD Library. This is a unique set of staff development courses created by an expert team of practitioners and researchers to help colleagues develop skills, improve outcomes from CPD and free up training sessions for discussion, planning and support. Available for phones, tablets and computers, staff can access CPD wherever and whenever is convenient for them.
To explore the CPD Library, go to www.pearson.co.uk/cpd or email firstname.lastname@example.org. And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @PearsonPublish!