- Amanda Baldwin, Senior Widening Access Outreach Officer, University of Strathclyde
- Cheryl Burnett, South Lanarkshire, National Parents Forum for Scotland
- Mike Corbett, National Executive Member, NASUWT
- Cameron Garrett MYSP, MYSP for Argyll and Bute, Convener of the Education and Lifelong Learning Committee, Scottish Youth Parliament
- Douglas Hutchinson, Lead Officer, South West Educational Improvement Collaborative, and Director of Education, South Ayshire Council
- Jo Kirby, Lead Officer Northern Alliance and Poverty/Closing the Gap Education & Social Care, Moray Council
- Sinead Mc Brearty, Chief Executive, Education Support
- Mairi McKinnon, Manager, Lift Off
- Tina Woolnough, Communications Manager, Connect
As National 5 and Higher examinations have been cancelled it is of paramount importance that school leaders are planning for 2021 qualifications to effectively transition to alternative assessment models, and ensuring fairness and credibility of results. Managing the impact of the ongoing pandemic and continued disruption to learning, is an unprecedented challenge.
Join Holyrood Insights National 5 and Higher Examinations 2021 Conference and hear from school leaders, exam boards and experts to explore the wide-ranging impact of COVID-19 on exams. You will gain strategies to effectively transition to the coursework and continuous assessment required for National 5s, Highers and Advanced Highers.
You will gain insight on how best to support staff and students, as we transition to continuous assessment. Explore how to mitigate the impact of self-isolation and unequal time away from face-to-face teaching to ensure continuity of education and prepare students for the best possible outcomes.
Douglas Hutchinson, Director of Education at South Ayshire Council will be discussing with Jo Kirby, Lead Officer of Northern Alliance and Poverty/Closing the Gap Education & Social Care, Moray Council, on how to raise attainment and make demonstrable progress in closing the gap between children who are the least and most disadvantaged.
The Forum is designed for all Secondary School Headteachers, Deputy Heads and SQA Coordinators, Exam Boards, Central Government, and local education authorities.