A mini-pat cannot be ended early unless all a trainee's nominated assessors have responded, because the assessors have been sent an e-mail which tells them they have until a specific date and time to respond.
If the mini-pat is ended before the original end-date, any remaining assessors would no longer have the opportunity to complete the form.
If all a trainee's assessors have responded, the mini-pat can be ended early and feedback can be generated. For this to happen, one of the trainee's registered supervisors must send an email stating that the mix of assessors for the assessment is appropriate. This e-mail should be sent to the Portfolio Online support address: email@example.com
Can a supervisor authorise the end of a mini-PAT early when there are still assessors responses pending?
The supervisor being happy with the mix of assessors is contingent on them being able to see who has responded. As the assessment is confidential, the supervisor cannot see who has responded, so would not be able to say they are happy with the mix of assessors if all assessors have not responded.
Only if all assessors have responded can the supervisor be sure that the trainee has the appropriate mix of assessors.