All responses to this survey are anonymous: participants will not be identified or identifiable at any time. The data will be analysed by the research team and will be published through a number of reports, including the JCQ commission looking into Access Arrangements. There is no obligation to participate in this research and you can withdraw from the process at any time.

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* 1. Please confirm which role you fulfil in a secondary school or post 16 setting.
All contributions to this survey are completely anonymous.

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* 2. What type of setting do you work in? (You can tick more than one)

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* 3. What age are you?

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* 4. How would you describe your setting?

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* 5. How would you describe your setting?

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* 6. Which region do you currently work in?

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* 7. How would you describe your setting?
The average secondary school has 910 pupils (6 class entry)

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* 8. How many children in your setting currently have an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) or a statement of SEN?

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* 9. What is the proportion of pupils in your school with the following characteristics?

  Well below average
(At least 10% below)
Below average
(At least 5% below)
Around average Above average
(At least 5% above)
Well above average
(At least 10% above)
Don't know/Not Applicable
SEN Support (average is 11.7%)
Free school meals  (average is 14% )
EAL (average is 20% in primary, 16% in secondary)

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* 10. How long have you been a SENCO?

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* 11. Have you completed any other SEND qualifications?

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* 12. How many members of staff make up the SEND team in your setting?

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* 13. How much time in the SEN department per week has been officially allocated to your role?

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* 14. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

  Strongly disagree Disagree Neither agree or disagree Agree Strongly agree 
I am confident about assessing/arranging for Access Arrangements for pupils
I have access to enough specialist expertise to cover the range of needs in my school(s)
I test/facilitate the testing of every child that is flagged up to me.
I am sometimes placed under pressure by staff and/or parents to give Access Arrangements
The JCQ regulations book is helpful in explaining each Access Arrangement and why I can give it
I have enough time to complete the Access Arrangements testing 
I like the format of the Form 8
I am responsible for inputting the AAO applications
I find the AAO system easy to use
I am responsible for facilitating/arranging the Access Arrangements in practice for exams
I act as a reader/scribe/invigilator/prompt for students with Access Arrangements, during examinations

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* 15. On average, what percentage of the year group are assessed for GCSE Access Arrangements?

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* 16. Who decides which pupils are put forward for Access Arrangements testing?

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* 17. Which assessment tools do you have available for your use? Please tick all that apply.

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* 18. How long, on average, would you say the total ASSESSMENT part of the process takes you, per person? (Include scoring as part of the assessment time)

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* 19. How long would you say the ADMINISTRATIVE part of the process takes, including gathering evidence and information from teachers, writing the Form 8 and submitting the application through AAO, per person?

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* 20. What is your hourly pay?
If you are FTE, divide your total annual salary by 1265.
If you are part-time, divide your total annual salary by the number of days (equivalent) you work; divide this number by 253.

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* 21. Which of the factors below do you take into consideration when deciding whether to test a particular student? Rate how relevant each one is.

  Very often Commonly Sometimes Occasionally Rarely
Parental request
Staff request
Pupil request
History of need
Screening tests lower down the school
Analysis of student report data
Analysis of behaviour data

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* 22. Do you have enough time to facilitate Access Arrangements' testing?

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* 23. Do you consider whether an arrangement can be facilitated before giving it? ie. are there some arrangements you don't give because you know it is too difficult/problematic to implement them?

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* 24. Do you think Form 8 assessment scores should be valid for Access Arrangements at university?

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* 25. How often do you complete update training for qualifications to assess?

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* 26. What are the strengths of the current Access Arrangements system?

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* 27. What are the weaknesses in the current Access Arrangements system?

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* 28. What do you think would improve the current Access Arrangements system?

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