Go to navigation
It is currently Thu Dec 08, 2016 6:09 am

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 10:33 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Oct 20, 2008 8:25 pm
Posts: 37
Location: Medway
Question if the primary school submit a piece of science work where the conclusion wasn't added would you not think that odd? :?

I keep wondering why the primary school didn't make sure that the school work that was given wasn't even looked through. Are the school allowed to send just any piece of work.

I was wondering if I would have a case if I did appeal considering this is Medway that have changed their rules.

Could anyone help me on this. I am so annoyed. It seems that the Catholic primary school didn't even try and just wanted her to go to the feeder school. Not one child passed the review in the school.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 7:27 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:59 am
Posts: 2001
l am sorry that the review process did not work out for you.

You can still appeal - The panel will consider if the review was carried out in a fair and consistent way. If they decide it was not - they will then consider your evidence in the usual way. (i.e. as if you had not been to review).

Last year the review process in Medway was successfully challenged, that it was not fair and consistent. Nobody knows if this will be the case this year, until the appeals panels hear the evidence, or someone makes a complaint to the ombudsman.

If you do decide you want to continue to appeal you should visit the appeal forum. They may be able to answer your question relating to work submitted by your school.

I have PM'd you.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:03 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Oct 20, 2008 8:25 pm
Posts: 37
Location: Medway
Thank for your PM.
I think in an appeal aren't the primary school involved with sending work again?
I have become very untrusting towards my daughters primary school at the moment, they have really let her down. I have been talking to another parent, apparently this happened with her first son, so she didn't bother with the review with her next son. I wished I had spoken to her earlier. What she did do and what I am planning on doing. Is let my daughter start her non selective school and then sit an entrance exam for the grammar school at a later date.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:03 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:59 am
Posts: 2001
My understanding of the Medway review is that it only considers the information provided by the school.

In an appeal(where no review has taken place) you can submit other information i.e. other academic or extenuating circumstance for non-qualification.

I believe that if you decide go to appeal you are challenging that the review was not carried out in a fair and consistent manner. If you can get an appeal panel to agree that it was not fair, then you can present your appeal as above.

However, in this case, you are questioning the evidence supplied by the school, not the review panel’s outcome. It is not clear to me what your options would be under these circumstances. This is why I suggested appeals section, they may be able to assist, or at least, point you in the right direction.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 9:02 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Nov 04, 2007 5:45 pm
Posts: 827
Location: Medway & Kent
I have to add my two penneth here. I find it slightly bizarre that Medway test on
Math
English
VR
Yet during the review process they want to see Science work. In my experience, primary schools vary a lot on the science front. My own children have had different teachers that like / dislike Science. The teachers that like Science teach it a lot more and to a better standard (ie. including practicals etc) and the children get to grips with it better, but the teachers who aren't a lover of science (and there is nothing wrong with this, art - music - whatever I appreciate we all have favourites) well those teachers don't do so much Science therefore this subject , to me, is unfair to be put forward at a Review for Grammar School Selection.
Just my humble opinion tho... :roll:


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
CALL 020 8204 5060
   
Privacy Policy | Refund Policy | Disclaimer | Copyright © 2004 – 2016