The Chartered College of Teaching, the professional body for teachers, has commented on the publication of guidance by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) for awarding GCSE and A-Level grades. This follows exams being cancelled in 2021.
“It has been a long time spent in limbo since the decision was taken that exams would not go ahead. We now have the guidance and our teachers will work as hard as possible to prepare. However, with such a small window to get ready many teachers will face the prospect of working through the Easter holidays to prepare and start collating data. This is even though many teachers are exhausted having managed the return to in-person teaching.
It is good to see steps being put in place to reduce the risk of outside interference and pressure. We now need to see the whole profession and government come together to support our teachers as they move forwards with this guidance. This must include no sudden announcements further adding to workload. The Chartered College of Teaching will do everything possible to ensure teachers are supported and confident in taking these next steps and ensuring the fairest possible outcome for their students.”Dame Alison Peacock
The Chartered College of Teaching will be hosting a free webinar with Ofqual’s Ian Bauckham CBE to discuss teacher assessed grade on the 19th April.