The Attic Emergency Procedure for Exams Policy
The Attic acknowledges that emergencies can happen during exams and that this policy outlines the procedure to be followed should an emergency occur
The following procedure will be adhered to in the case of an emergency
The invigilator must take the following action in an emergency such as a fire alarm or a bomb alert.
- Stop the candidates from writing.
- Collect the attendance register (in order to ensure all candidates are present) and evacuate the examination room in line with the instructions given by the appropriate authority.
- Advise candidates to leave all question papers and scripts in the examination room.
- Candidates should leave the room in silence.
- Make sure that the candidates are supervised as closely as possible while they are out of the examination room to make sure there is no discussion about the examination.
- Make a note of the time of the interruption and how long it lasted.
At this point the Head of Centre will make a decision on the following:
- If there are only a few candidates, consider the possibility of taking the candidates (with question papers and scripts) to another place to finish the examination. Attic will make use of a conference room at Fen Park Primary.
- Allow the candidates the full working time set for the examination.
- Make a full report of the incident and of the action taken, and send to the relevant awarding body.