Departments are asked to align monitoring schemes to the template set out in Appendix A wherever possible. Where it is not possible to apply the template scheme given the structure of teaching and assessment on courses, variations must be approved by the Compliance Working Group or Academic Quality and Standards Committee (for those courses which do not recruit Tier 4 students). Departments will be asked annually by the Teaching Quality Office at the end of the summer term to review the suitability of the monitoring points in place and to provide copies of all monitoring schemes for the following academic year for checking. In addition, information will be requested on monitoring schemes for new courses of study. Where schemes require approval, these will be considered prior to the start of the next academic year. Any changes to monitoring schemes a department wishes to make during the course of the academic year should be submitted to the Teaching Quality Office.