The Principal's Nominee

On an annual basis, the Principal of a School with Consent to Assess must nominate a staff member to be the Principal's Nominee.


Resources for Principal's Nominees

The Role

The Principal’s Nominee must carry out the following duties:

  • maintaining and monitoring quality assurance practices within the School to ensure the validity and credibility of assessment for qualifications;
  • reporting internal assessment results for all qualifications after internal moderation has been completed;
  • ensuring the integrity of assessment data submitted to NZQA, including Candidate eligibility, reported results and Candidate entries for external assessment;
  • ensuring that assessment data including Candidate information is forwarded to NZQA to meet published deadlines;
  • considering and making applications to NZQA on behalf of Candidates for special assessment conditions;
  • ensuring the School engages in and complies with the external moderation process and that issues identified by the external moderation process are addressed in a timely manner;
  • developing and managing the School’s Breaches of the Rules for internal assessment, and appeals process;
  • ensuring that Candidate fees (for International Students) are paid in full to NZQA to meet published deadlines;
  • managing derived grade applications to NZQA on behalf of Candidates;
  • ensure the smooth running of external examinations - by communication with school staff, and students and by working with your Examination Centre Manager;
  • ensuring the availability of suitable accommodation and equipment for the conduct of all external assessments;
  • maintaining the currency of the school’s assessment policy and procedures to reflect NZQA requirements and communicating them to staff, students and families;
  • responding to NZQA communications and requests for information
  • facilitating NZQA visits and reviews.

While other School staff may assist the Principal’s Nominee to ensure all aspects of the role are completed, the Principal’s Nominee remains responsible for ensuring those staff members carry out their duties appropriately, and for all communication with NZQA.


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