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Ofqual interim arrangements - AoC responds

25 August 2020

Responding to news that Sally Collier, Ofqual's Chief Regulator is standing down and Amanda Spielman is to chair a new committee of the Ofqual board, Deputy Chief Executive, Kirsti Lord said: "This has been a challenging year for students and teachers, the Ofqual algorithm designed to standardise grades has had a disproportionately negative effect on college students and their progression. AoC called for a review of the systems and processes in place which impacted on 2019/20 results, to be conducted independently and swiftly to ensure that these are not replicated in 2020/21. Following the resignation of Sally Collier as chief regulator of Ofqual, the interim appointment of Dame Glenys Stacey with the support of Amanda Spielman to lead a transparent review is welcome. At the heart of this issue is fairly recognising the achievement of students and enabling them to progress onto next steps. We must take the opportunity to reflect on inequalities in the system and ensure it works for everyone in the future.” You can read the full statement here.