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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 8:50 am 
In the first test 5/10/06 my child sat near the open door and the breeze blew their paper on the floor and as a result 5 questions were missed out. In paper 2, 11/10/06, the invigilator was using a lap top which beeped etc when turned on and the invigilator apologised to the children, this happened twice, my child forgot their watch and was seated with the clock behind them. They were told when they were well past half way through and when there was very little time left. My child is distraught, is there anything that we can do?


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 3:58 pm 
Schools do not have to provide clocks - see Patricia's advice to wear watches.

Other facts don't seem disruptive enough to be any use in appeal.


Hope your child managed to do enough despite the distractions.
Good Luck


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 4:39 pm 
At least your child got told half way through and just before the end!

And I can't really see an appeal panel taking account of a few laptop beeps (suffered by all the children in the room) or the fact that your child didn't have a watch.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 6:29 pm 
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"Guest" and "Guest" are probably right - but at an appeal it depends on the overall evidence.

After all, if the child scores 120 on both papers, and has superb supporting academic evidence, the extenuating circumstances wouldn't have to be overwhelming.

On the other hand, a child who scores 110 and 114, with moderate headteacher support, no alternative academic evidence other than average KS2 predictions, and no other extenuating circumstances, wouldn't really stand a chance.

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