Gavin Busuttil-Reynaud

Gavin Busuttil-Reynaud, Director, AlphaPlus

Gavin Busuttil-Reynaud, Director, AlphaPlus

gavin.reynaud@alphaplus.co.uk

AlphaPlus is an education service business specialising in educational standards, assessment and certification. We help our clients design, develop, deploy and evaluate qualifications and the assessments that underpin them. Our work spans the public and private sectors, schools, colleges, vocational and professional learning in the UK and internationally.

The range of our work gives us a variety of perspectives on how the UK’s education sectors are developing and the different ways in which certification bodies are responding to this.

Graham Hudson

Graham Hudson

graham@gapartnership.co.uk

Graham is a long-standing member of the educational assessment community, having worked in the sector for over 35 years. He has been involved in many of the significant developments in general qualifications, including the introduction of GCSEs, Curriculum 2000 and National Curriculum at Key Stage 4. Whilst at QCA he was responsible for the marking and collecting data for the Key Stage tests and after a move to DRS Data Services Limited was part of the team responsible for the first implementation for the live marking of UK examinations using scanned scripts. His interest in eAssessment started whilst at QCA where he led a development change programme involving all the regulatory bodies in the UK looking at the uses of new technologies in assessment, having won

Lucy Sydney

Lucy Sydney, Director of Strategic Relationships, Vocational & Technical Qualifications, Ofqual

Lucy Sydney, Ofqual

Lucy Sydney took up her post as Director of Strategic Relationships for Vocational and Technical Qualifications at Ofqual in May 2017.  Her team is responsible for engaging and influencing key stakeholders across the VTQ landscape, promoting awareness and understanding of Ofqual’s work, and feeding in views from those who use and depend on qualifications.  Primary interlocutors include 150+ Awarding Organisations; employers’ organisations; schools, colleges and their representative bodies; the Department for Education and members of its departmental family; and other parts of UK and devolved Government.  Over the last 20 years she has served in a range of stakeholder engagement, policy and operational delivery roles at the heart of government, in and around Cabinet Office/HM Treasury and their arms’ length bodies.

Rob Gray

Rob Gray

rob@rgspecialistsolutions.co.uk

Rob has over 20 years experience in the technical and vocational education sector. Having worked in various teaching roles within colleges, he also held the position of Head of Awarding Product Development at a leading specialist Awarding Organisation (AO). For the past five years Rob has operated as an educational consultant working with regulators, training providers, AO’s and End Point Assessment Organisations (EPAO’s) both in the UK, and internationally. Rob will give his view, based on extensive practical experience, of developing robust and valid qualifications within a constantly changing arena.

Sarah Edmonds

Sarah Edmonds

sarah@artemisassociates.co.uk

Sarah Edmonds has been in the awarding and educational assessment industry for nearly 20 years, most of which has been based around the validity and quality assurance of educational products and qualifications.  After being a Director of Quality and Standards at Active IQ for several years until last summer and a Responsible Officer for even longer, plus a non-executive board director of the Federation of Awarding Bodies, she set up Artemis Associates Consultancy to help people and organisations review and improve their approach to quality assurance activity, risk and issue management, and governance and audit preparation: often within a regulated environment, and primarily for vocational and technical awarding and education.