Tina Isaacs (cropped)
Tina Isaacs
Tina Isaacs returned to higher education (Institute of Education, London) in November 2009. She is Programme Director for the MA in Educational Assessment, Principal Investigator of the Aligned Instructional Systems Project for the National Center on Education and the Economy and a Co-Director at the Institute’s Centre for Post-14 Research and Innovation. Tina joined the National Council for Vocational Qualifications (NCVQ), which in 1997 became QCA, in 1994. She started out as GNVQ health and social care adviser and subsequently managed five GNVQ subjects. From 1996 - 1999 she ran the GNVQ pilot and from 1997 - 1999 the AS level pilot. In 1999 her main responsibilities shifted from vocationally related to general qualifications, taking on responsibility for GCSE, A levels and Advanced Extension Awards (AEA). She was seconded to the reviews that QCA produced on Curriculum 2000 during 2001-2002. She then led the Arts and Humanities, the Assessment Development and Secondary Curriculum (Key Stage 3 Review), Curriculum Standards and 14-19 Policy teams. She joined Ofqual as Head of 14-19 Regulation in June 2007.
"The day was superb, and although full of plenty of deep thinking, it also had a very relaxed and welcoming feel to it." - Dominic Wyse, Professor of Early Childhood and Primary Education
"Well done for the Festival. The sessions I attended were excellent!" - Andy Smart, Publishing Consultant, The Independent    
I found LFE a truly inspiring occasion. It had lively, stimulating and relaxing environment where all the participants were able to enjoy the enriching festival activities, at the same time adding to their knowledge the experiences of different aspects of education.- Kausar Ali, Teacher and Contributor
"...Both ourselves and our very passionate group of students so much valued being part of and contributing to such a superb and stimulating event...such a buzz and such a creative and thought provoking buzz seemed to be everywhere and we really felt the benefit." - Paul Morall, Chickenshed
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