The examination contingency plan/examinations policy should cover all aspects of examination administration. It will allow senior leaders to have a robust contingency plan in place, minimising risk to examination administration and any adverse impact on candidates, should the head of centre, relevant senior leader(s), SENCo/ALNCo, examinations officer or any other key staff essential to the examination process be absent at a critical stage of the examination cycle.
Centres should also consider the potential impact of other events such as flooding or a cyber attack.
To reduce bureaucracy and burden for centres, a particular format or template will not be specified. We believe that senior leaders within schools and colleges are best placed to determine their own examination contingency plan/examinations policy.
The following documents will provide a framework for senior leaders to build and shape a plan/policy in light of their local circumstances: