Just realised that there are two 'Louise's' logged on as guest so hope not confusing. My son (now in yr
got through on appeal 116/117 with a similiar lukewarm Headteacher's letter. The Head was known to be a bit tactiturn but even so my son's was more so than other childrens. The appeal was successful as he had all the right academic evidence and the Head (now retired) was known to be very accurate. However, even though he had a 1.1 ranking (old Bucks rankings) the panel did comment that they had 'seen more enthusiastic support'. I did approach the school and got a bit cross but wish I hadn't. I now accept that some children inspire more enthuisiasm in their teachers than others! Seems unfair but is probably human nature. Also personality of Head will make a difference to wording. So, dont worry too much (easier said than done I know) the panel should be looking at the academic evidence.