appeal this Thursday, nervous as ****. My HT told me they would have no idea that HT appeal had been made and denied and certainly not what was said under the reason for denial. Then, in the appeal appointment letter I received is a copy of it!
Kind of knocked my confidence in the HT and her advice as to how to appeal. SHe said it shoud be based purely on non qualification by 1 point on 1 test (371 overall score) - but now they can see the HT panels comment "the work we have seen does not show grammar ability" - which HT contests. argh
I have been told to take loads of stuff that she's done and also been told NOT to - been told to take samples of her work, and NOT to - whimper
For what it's worth I have got 3 pieces of work (chosen by her teacher) to take with me, they do their literacy on separate sheets so no work book as such, but I think certainly one of them is pretty rough.
I do know, a friend of a friend, someone who has lodged an appeal to this school. Their DD scores were quite a long way short of the mark though!
The HT panel comment 'the work we have seen does not show grammar ability' is a standard comment. It was on ours and have heard others the same. Read the Q&A through the link at the top of the forum as it has really useful information about appeals with tips on do's and don'ts.
Have heard there are lots of spaces available at this school. You can find out if you don't already know from the LA who can tell you how many under their admission number they are and also how many have applied for an appeal.