Supervisory Coder roles

Lead Coder

A lead coder undertakes distinct procedures prior to and during coding under the guidance of SQA in accordance with SQA policy and instructions.

The primary role is to lead, support and work with the team of coders, including deputy’s, to ensure consistent application of the coding frames and ensure the subject specific integrity of the teams’ decision-making in relation to coding.Lead coders must have a minimum of 3 years teaching experience at key stage 1 or 2 and have a minimum of 1 year coding experience as a lead coder.

Activities will be under the direction of both SQA and the Standards and Testing Agency (STA) as appropriate. There will be a requirement to undertake duties during evenings and in your own time.

The coding event will take place at Warwick University.The key dates can be found below:

Please note dates are provisional and may be subject to minor changes.

Role Method / Location 2019 Pre-coding meeting 1 2019 Pre-coding meeting 2 2019 Coding period Expected working hours
Lead Coder Paper-based, Warwick University 20–22 May 3–7 June 1–5 July 9am – 5pm

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Deputy Lead Coder

A deputy lead coder undertakes distinct procedures prior to and during coding under the guidance of the SQA in accordance with SQA policy and instructions.

The primary role is to support the lead coder and coders to ensure consistent application of the subject coding frames to guarantee the integrity of the team’s decision-making. Deputy lead coders must have a minimum of 1 year teaching experience at key stage 1 and have a minimum of 1 year coding experience as a deputy lead coder.

Activities will be under the direction of the lead coder, SQA and STA as appropriate. There will be a requirement to undertake duties during evenings and in your own time.

The coding event will take place at Warwick University. The key dates can be found below:

Please note dates are provisional and may be subject to minor changes.

Role Method / Location 2019 Pre-coding meeting 1 2019 Pre-coding meeting 2 2019 Coding period Expected working hours
Deputy Lead Coder Paper-based, Warwick University 20–22 May 3–7 June 1–5 July 9am – 5pm

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Test Administrator Opportunity

We are also recruiting for Test Administrators for the 2019 Technical Pre-Test. The tests will take place in schools from 23 April - 3 May 2019.

Test Administrator opportunity