EVOLVING ASSESSMENTS FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS

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ISEB was created in 1903 to run Britain’s oldest exam, the Common Entrance (CE). For 120 years, we have been the examination board that has sat at the heart of the UK’s independent and international schools. Our long and respected heritage means we are trusted by schools, teachers, pupils and families, and our independence means we are able to continue to innovate in assessment design.

Building on the trusted foundation of our CE exams, we offer a growing range of diverse and flexible assessment options for schools located all over the world, whether independent, maintained or state-funded. All our assessments and qualifications are developed in collaboration with schools, teachers, pupils and families, through pilots and trials, and in response to feedback and consultation. With an unrivalled reputation for robust and bespoke assessments, we work with all the major UK education associations and the UK government to continually innovate, always putting pupil outcomes at the centre of what we do. ISEB is committed to evolving assessments for future generations.

TOTAL PUPILS

523,326

Examination papers taken by candidates in the last 5 years.

TOTAL SCHOOLS

620

Prep, junior and senior schools who have used our examinations.

TOTAL COUNTRIES

50

Countries around the world in which pupils have sat our examinations.

Our ethos

We place a set of four core principles at the centre of all our assessments. All our assessments are:

01

Valid

Our proven and trust-worthy expert assessment design is based on the highest quality academic research and data.

02

Equitable

Our assessments are accessible to all pupils, regardless of their background, culture and individual needs.

03

Transparent

We provide a wide range of free information, advice and support, tailored to the communities we work within.

04

Connected

Our user-friendly assessments and qualifications put pupils, families, teachers and schools first, and are informed by meaningful dialogue, feedback and consultation.

Our team

ISEB is led by CEO Julia Martin and Chair Wendy Griffiths, supported by three Vice-Chairs, one from each of our Patron Associations: HMC, IAPS and GSA. An ever-growing team of passionate and dedicated staff also drive us forward, supported by a wide range of education experts and consultants. Meet some of our customer-facing colleagues here.

Julia Martin

Chief Executive Officer

Julia leads ISEB and brings extensive experience in the education sector and assessment design, as well as specialist skills in product innovation and digital transformation to the role.

Carolyn Bramble

Marketing & Communications

Carolyn leads on all marketing and communications activities. Having joined ISEB at the beginning of the year, Carolyn brings a wealth of experience in the education and technology sectors.

Anna Rushby

Digital Products

Anna leads on the development of ISEB’s digital products, including the Common Pre-tests. Anna is responsible for streamlining administration processes and ensuring the academic validity of ISEB’s tests.  

Ingrid Lewis

Exam Production

Ingrid is responsible for creating, developing and operationalising many of our assessments and resources, ensuring schools get specifications, exam papers and results on time.

Vikki Driver

Exam Operations

Vikki supports schools and parents with registration and certification. Having worked for ISEB for over 25 years, she knows the sector inside out and ensures customers are always looked after.

Sophie Goschen

Marketing & Publishing

Sophie supports all marketing and publishing activities across ISEB, and manages the day-to-day running of our website, social media channels and other marketing platforms.

Our board

We are guided by a supportive Board, made up of highly respected and experienced members from across the independent sector. The Board meets with our senior team regularly to assist and advise on our qualifications, products, and growth plans.

The Board is made up of Heads from ISEB’s three Patron Associations:

The Board is led by a Chair, supported by three Vice-Chairs, one from each of our Patron Associations.

Recruitment

Work With ISEB

Our team is growing rapidly – visit our recruitment page to be kept up to date with employment opportunities. We are also always looking for examination setters to join our team. If you would like to find out more about this please email us at enquiries@iseb.co.uk with information about your background, expertise and experience.

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