Lead Assessor Support Programme

"The Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors is working with NAHT to encourage every school to have a Lead Assessor."

About the programme

This ten week modular programme is designed to support those working in assessment in primary, secondary and college settings. The programme covers key aspects of the assessment process delivered to participants through a blend of online learning theory modules delivered by the CIEA, real-life examples of how certain aspects are currently being implemented in school settings along with suggested activities to support putting theory into practice in your school. The programme is hosted online, so you can access it at a time convenient to you. There are also fortnightly live Q and A sessions held over Zoom, in which you can share best practice and seek support from our expert course leaders and other course participants.

The modules include:

  • Approaches to Assessment / The Validity Chain
  • Standardisation & Moderation
  • Using Data
  • Managing People

Upcoming courses

  • 23rd January – 31st March 2023
  • 24th April – 30th June 2023

Please note, there are separate primary and secondary course instances of the Lead Assessor Support Programme.  Should there be insufficient numbers to make an instance of the course viable, delegates will be offered a place on the next available course.

The Lead Assessor Support Programme is intended to support senior teachers to lead the assessment processes and practices in their school. Whilst this programme can be offered to individual teachers, it is beneficial and has greater impact if more than one teacher from a school / MAT undertake the course together. This provides an opportunity for colleagues to discuss and audit the assessment processes in their own setting and cascading high quality practice in educational assessment with a view to making positive change in their department, whole school or across the MAT.


NAHT members will receive a discounted price for individual registrations and additionally can also opt to receive further discounts if block booking five or ten delegates.

  • Individual non-NAHT£395
  • Individual NAHT Member £320
  • Block booking for 5 delegates NAHT members £1475
  • Block booking for 10 delegates NAHT members £2500


Please email administratorciea@herts.ac.uk to register for a place.

NB Delegates must be from the same school or Multi Academy Trust to benefit from the discounted block booking rate.

Find out more about NAHT here