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Transfer of key stage 2 marking responsibilities to Capita

Discussion in 'Education news' started by nomad, Mar 27, 2019.

  1. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Commencing with the delivery of the 2019/20 test cycle, responsibility for marking the key stage 2 national curriculum tests will transfer to Capita.

    Apparently.

    Capita?

    Gawd help us!
     
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  2. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Well they did that with the KS3 SATS a few years back. Then the firm completely cocked it up and they scrapped them. How long do you reckon it will be before crapita mess up?
     
  3. phlogiston

    phlogiston Star commenter

    Probably already happened.
     
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  4. SomethingWicked

    SomethingWicked Occasional commenter

    Whilst I feel sorry for those who lost their jobs, nothing would make me happier than to see Capita go the way of Carillion and Interserve. Not least because they made an absolute dogs dinner of army recruitment, but also because of their slimy tendrils creeping deeper and deeper into state provision of basic services. Gross.
     
  5. phlogiston

    phlogiston Star commenter

    Just remember they're looking after our pensions!
     
  6. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    The email I have received from the Standards and Testing Agency, as a marker, informs me that the Agency has shared my contact details securely with Capita, in compliance with data protection legislation, and they will be in touch in due course with further information.

    No doubt the change to Capita will be linked to a reduction in marking fees!
     
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  7. Jolly_Roger15

    Jolly_Roger15 Star commenter

    Capita have the opposite of the Midas effect. Everything it touches turns to sh!te.
     
  8. Mrsmumbles

    Mrsmumbles Star commenter

    Two minutes.
     
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  9. schoolsout4summer

    schoolsout4summer Star commenter

    Quite so. G4S should have got the contract.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Controversies_surrounding_G4S
     
  10. Mrsmumbles

    Mrsmumbles Star commenter

    Or maybe Lord Adonis’s personal toenail cutter.
     
  11. HJPrimary

    HJPrimary New commenter

    Anyone know how to apply for a KS2 Sats marking job for next year i.e. 2020?
     
  12. markuss

    markuss Occasional commenter

    If Capita say anything at all about "SATs" or "Sats", etc. as if they exist, then you'll know they don't know what they're talking about!
    Guess that they'll at least be savvy enough to know how to spell the abbreviation for national curriculum tests.
     
  13. lucylollipop

    lucylollipop New commenter

  14. irs1054

    irs1054 Star commenter

    The problem with all of these things is that you have a group of firms who are very good at tendering but totally useless when it comes to performing the contract. And despite repeated failures this cycle continues to be repeated.
     

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