You must ensure that:
Access to candidates is not required during the external moderation process.
Due to internal safeguarding policies we appreciate centres may need to see identification from visiting moderators before they are allowed access to the site. We do not issue visiting moderators with any form of identification, and we have advised moderators they should bring the following with them to any visit:
We also suggest visiting moderators arrange to meet their named contact on arrival at the centre, as they will have the moderator’s details and can verify these with their identification.
If your safeguarding policy requires some form of supervision for visitors whilst on site, this requirement should be discussed with the moderator before the visit so there is no impact on the moderation process.
We have advised visiting moderators of what identification they should take with them on visits; however, if you have any concerns then please contact our customer support centre.
The OCR visiting moderator will moderate the requested samples and will decide whether the centre’s assessment of candidates’ work meets the agreed standards. Decisions will be made on the initial sample identified by the OCR visiting moderator combined with further samples, where necessary.
At the end of each moderation visit, the OCR visiting moderator will discuss the outcomes of their moderation with centre staff and agree any action required by the centre.