[Senco-forum] Access Arrangements Qualification
amandavh at btinternet.com
Thu Mar 29 21:34:05 BST 2012
You don't need a specific qualification. As long as you are a teacher and the Head of Centre is satisfied that you can carry out the assessments, you can do it. Form 8a needs to be completed so your Exams Officer can fill in Access Arrangements Online. This is available in the JCQ site at http://www.jcq.org.uk/attachments/published/1167/Form%208A~Assessing%20Candidates%20for%20Access%20Arrangements.doc
If you've not done it before, a course could be useful.
Sorry about the spacing on this. It doesn't usually look so odd!
The Regulations book http://www.jcq.org.uk/attachments/published/1096/AA%20regs%202011-2012%20edited%2011102011.pdf says:
4.5 Assessment by a specialist teacher
Teachers who assess candidates for access arrangements do not need prior JCQapproval for their specialist qualifications. The head of centre is responsible for the
approval of specialist teachers
.4.5.2 The specialist teacher is required to establish that the results of tests in reading and/or writing
present evidence that the candidate has a learning difficulty because it is clear that he or she
is performing in the below average band.
If a specialist teacher is signing the form, he/she must have carried out theparticular assessment(s).4.6 Approval of a specialist teacher by a head of centre4.6A head of centre must take reasonable steps to satisfy themselves that the teacher assessing
candidates’ needs has the required level of competence.The head of centre is responsible for the quality of the access arrangements process
within his or her centre, as he or she would be for the delivery of the curriculum and the
appointment of teaching staff.When a specialist teacher has been approved by the head of centre, the exams officer
must enter their name into Access arrangements online to confirm their status. Evidence of the specialistteacher’s ability to meet the criteria set out in section 4.7, page 51, must be available in
the centre for inspection purposes.
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From: L Stephen <L.Stephen at uplandscc.com>
To: "'Senco-forum at lists.education.gov.uk'" <Senco-forum at lists.education.gov.uk>
Sent: Thursday, 29 March 2012, 21:16
Subject: [Senco-forum] Access Arrangements Qualification
I have spent many hours trying to get my head round what qualification/s I need to get to be able to complete access arrangement assessments. I keep working on leads as to providers who offer such courses but then get even more confused.
I currently have an MA (Ed) and am completing the SENCO Qualification but do not have anything which covers me . My school is keen for me to complete the relevant qualifications if I can find a suitable course/s.
Has anyone recently completed one?
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