I'm in the rather awkward position of having started as HOD in a new school in January. I'm obviously nearing the point now of getting year 11 controlled assessments ready for sending off to the exam board, but I've just today found out that the assessments that two of the classes have done prior to me starting were done against exam board regulations (i.e. they just copied up their drafts neatly rather than learning them and they read their presentations out for speaking assessments - I'm an MFL teacher). The class I inherited from my predecessor hadn't done any assessments at all before Christmas, so I've worked them really hard to get them up to date and everything they've done is above board. However, there is another teacher in my department who is responsible for the other 2 year 11 groups. I found out just today that her class hasn't been doing any of their assessments properly. My class had alluded to this in January when they told me it wasn't fair they were having to learn their speaking presentations when the other group were allowed to read them, so I spoke to the teacher concerned back then and she told me this wasn't the case. Obviously I had to take her word for it as I wasn't there to witness the assessments being done. However, it's come to light today that it is. We now have almost no time to get all of these students doing a new set of controlled assessments as they need to do 2 writings and 2 speakings, all of which take a great deal of time to prepare. Also, all their writing assessments were done before I started. Speaking assessments have been done since, but she had assured me they weren't cheating! Obviously if the exam board were to become suspicious, these students could all be disqualified. We are going to do some moderating over the course of the next few days so I will be listening closely to see if it's obvious they're reading their assessments. I will also be speaking to her again as she's only done one batch of speaking assessments so far and is scheduled to do the next lot next week. I will tell her in no uncertain terms that they have to do the next set of assessments properly. However, my concern then is that there will probably be a massive difference in quality between the assessments the students were allowed to cheat on and the assessments they had to learn and revise for. This would alert exam board suspicions even more. So I throw the question open to you - at this late stage, what would you do?