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 Post subject: 217 appeal?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:54 pm 
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Have sent message to appeals box to clarify help needed
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Thanks for your message.

In the situation you describe, I see no problem in asking the class teacher for supporting evidence. If for any reason he/she is reluctant to get involved, ask the chair of governors to intervene and advise.

Some evidence (such as school reports, school work) you might be able to compile yourself, if it's appropriate. See:
http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/11plus ... rs.php#b11

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:44 am 
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Thanks for that - it is very reassuring.
I have however sent a further update to the appeals box.


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If your teacher is unfamiliar with writing a report with evidence to support a non-qualification appeal it might be useful to look at the form which used to be sent out to headteachers in the past - PM me if you would like me to get hold of one for you. The factsheet on "Appealing for a Grammar School" available from the Choice Advisers also lists the evidence and other things that teachers/headteachers might comment upon.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 3:32 pm 
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Glad to hear that the class teacher is more than happy to help.

He/she may not be familiar with what is required, so Alex's suggestion above is helpful.

The most common mistake is to stray away from academic evidence/extenuating circumstances, and to make comments such as "super monitor" or "fantastic on the sports field"!

Bearing in mind that current circumstances at the school are unusual, I think you need to bite the bullet and make clear what is required. The degree of support is obviously a matter for the teacher's professional judgement, but if he/she wants to woffle about extracurricular activities, or 'character', I suggest you intervene!

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:27 pm 
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Have sent you a PM


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:36 pm 
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Many Thanks for both replies - all very hepful.

Will bite the bullet as you say and move forward from here.
Regards & Thanks again.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 2:45 pm 
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I have tried all options I can find (Internet etc) but do not see able to find out how many appeals have been made in previous years to this GS, and also how many were successful etc.
Would be helpful to know if need to prepare for over subscription appeal.
Any Ideas where to look/go next? :?:
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:55 pm 
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I have tried all options I can find (Internet etc) but do not see able to find out how many appeals have been made in previous years to this GS, and also how many were successful etc.
Information about appeals for individual schools is not often published.

If it's a foundation school, you can ask them for the details. If it's a LA school, the LA should give you the figures.

If they seem reluctant, put it in writing and say your request is being made "under the Freedom of Information Act". (You must, however, be very specific about what information you want - e.g. say "the last three years" rather than "previous years".)

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 5:03 pm 
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I'm interested in the info Alex has mentioned above about info for head teachers as to what to put in a supporting letter.

Our Choice Advisors seem to only have been avaliable up until 6 Nov 09 by phone or email. Any ideas?

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