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  • Internal Quality Assurance Policy


    Trinity School, College, Gateway and Training Centre This Policy should be read to be read in conjunction with the following polices:

     Equality and Diversity

     Inclusion

     Confidentiality

     Data Protection

     Keeping Records

     Examinations Equal Opportunities The School and College shall comply with all statutory duties in respect of equal opportunities in the areas of sex, race, age, disability, sexual orientation, transgender, religion, belief, pregnancy, maternity and paternity, marriage and civil partnership. The college shall also comply with the Human Rights Act 1998 and any subsequent enactments or modifications. Sustainability Trinity will comply with all statutory duties in respect of sustainable development by seeking to improve the long-term economic, social and environmental wellbeing of people and communities. This needs to be done in ways which promote social justice, equality of opportunity and which enhance the natural and cultural environment while respecting its limits.

  • Trinity Quality Statement

    Trinity School and College provides educational and training opportunities for

    students of all ages and is committed to ensuring a standardised approach to

    internal quality assurance practice, under a single quality assurance system that is

    well documented and systematically reviewed regularly.

    The internal quality assurance procedure for all provision must be open, fair and free

    from bias and have accurate and detailed recording of internal quality assurance


    Trinity is committed to ongoing training and development of all members of the IQA

    Panel and have senior leadership involvement within the team.

    The internal quality assurance process will monitor and maintain the quality,

    transparency and integrity of assessment in line with the requirements of our

    awarding organisations.

    Elizabeth Baines

    Executive Headteacher

  • Staff with responsibility within this Policy

    Head of Centre and Centre Coordinator

    Elizabeth Baines, Executive Headteacher

    Internal Quality Assurance Panel

    Cheryl Roberts, Senior Internal Quality Assurance Elizabeth Baines, Senior Internal Quality Assurance and Senior Assessor

    Lauren Benson, Internal Quality Assurance Trudi Lewing, Internal Quality Assurance

    Janice Phillips, Arts Award Internal Quality Assurance

    Assessors (Teachers, Instructors and Curriculum Leaders)

    Christine Aburn Natalie Atkin

    Charys Beswick Andy Briggs

    Emily Fawcett Hayley May

    Michaela Perkins

    Angela Fowler Janice Kearns

    Rebecca Kennedy Beth Lanning Kieren Martin

    Georgina Moorcroft Thomas Furnell

    Name and Role Training Qualifications Experience in past three years

    Elizabeth Baines Executive Headteacher


    NPQH, MA, BA(Hons), BEd, PGDipEd(SEN) A3

    Educational Courses Level 2 – 5 Assessor and IQA National and Vocational Curriculum ELC – Level 2

    Cheryl Roberts Head of School and College


    NPQH BEd

    National and Vocational Curriculum (including Education) OCR EQA, IQA

    Lauren Benson Examinations Manager


    Working on Level 4 IQA Certificate


    Trudi Lewing Assistant Examinations Officer

    ASDAN EQA, IQA AQA Unit Awards IQA

    Level 3 – 5 Educational Qualifications


    Janice Phillips ARTS AWARD Assessor and IQA

    BA, Arts Award Coordinator, Assessor and IQA


  • Assessment, Internal Quality Assurance Policy and Procedure

    In the absence of a procedure that is imposed by the validating Examination Board, then

    the procedure detailed below will apply.

    1. Introduction and Aim Internal marking, moderation/verification seeks to ensure that all learners have access to fair and accurate assessment and that assessment practices are consistent, transparent, valid and reliable and meet the requirements and standards of awarding bodies. This strategy aims to provide clear guidance and a framework to enable greater consistency of assessment practice and standards within Trinity School and College, irrespective of subject discipline. The strategy is concerned with both assessment materials and assessment decisions. Assessors (Teachers and Tutors), Internal Quality Assurance Panel will have the appropriate qualifications, experience and knowledge relevant to the assessment and certification of qualifications. The Examination Manager will ensure that there is a schedule of internal quality assurance with identified IQAs. The Examination Manager will ensure that all programme specifications and particularly assessment procedures are known by teachers, tutors or assessors as required. Both the Examinations Manager and Data Manager will ensure availability for the release of results and certificates from examination boards as and when required.

    The Internal Quality Assurance (IQA) process is an integral part of the quality assurance system of Trinity because it focuses on the quality of learner assessment. It confirms that the assessment requirements of the approved programme are being reviewed and that the standards of achievement match the agreed criteria of the units/modules. It also provides an opportunity for problems to be identified and remedied and for the recognition and sharing of good practice. The aim of this policy is to ensure that:

     Internal Quality Assurance (IQA) is on-going, robust, valid and reliable;

     IQA procedures are open, fair and free from bias and that assessors adhere to the Awarding Body assessment specification in the judgement of evidence;

     Recording of IQA decisions is accurate and detailed;

     Consistency, transparency, reliability and validity of assessment processes, ensuring that standards and specifications are implemented/achieved;

  •  Assessment is fit for purpose, consistent and meets the national standards for the particular level being assessed.

    In order to do this, Trinity will:

     Verify an appropriately structured sample of assessor work from all programmes, sites and teams to ensure college programmes conform to national standards in line with Awarding Body guidelines and procedures;

     Plan annual internal quality assurance schedules linked to assessment plans;

     Define, maintain and support effective internal verification roles;

     Ensure that IQA staff will maintain secure records of all IQA activity in line with Awarding Body guidelines and procedures;

     Brief and train staff of the requirements for current IQA procedures for different Awarding Bodies;

     Promote IQA as a developmental process between staff;

     Provide standardised IQA documentation;

     Use the outcome of IQA to enhance future assessment practice. Trinity Policy for Internal Quality Assurance The Assessor Team and the IQA Panel need to be involved in IQA process. The Assessor Team are responsible for providing the evidence and the IQA Panel should internally verify and quality assured assessed work. The aim is for Assessor Teams to work with the IQA system so that consistent, rigorous processes can be adopted. By having a team approach, good practices can be shared and the person internally verifying can gain personally from the experience. Trinity “Internal Assessment and Verification Procedures” will be adhered to at all times. Compliance with the procedures will be the responsibility of the Executive Headteacher and monitored by the Head of School and College, the Senior IQA Panel member. Standardisation Meetings Verification standardisation meetings will take place each term. Minutes and training packs and work provided by Assessor will be made available in order to improve standards. Outcomes will be reported at Assessor Team Meetings and emailed to all Assessors. Meetings of Internal Quality Assurance for each curriculum pathway will take place in line with the requirements of Awarding Organisations. Findings will be reported to the Executive Headteacher. IQA file will be established and securely maintained up-to-date within the Examination Office. The file will be available for inspection/audit by the relevant Awarding Body External Verifiers (EVs), the Quality Assurance Panel and other relevant staff. The information will

  • be used by the Assessor Team for self-assessment purposes. The information will be stored securely in line with the Trinity Keeping Records Policy. The External Verifier Reports All Awarding Body curriculum area EV reports will be reviewed by the Quality Assurance Team who will communicate the findings of the report to the Executive Headteacher and within the Assessor Teams. The Senior IQA will liaise with the Executive Headteacher and the IQA team to produce an action plan where required where significant actions are identified. The Trinity School Development Plan will identify any areas of