It is possible to win an appeal without the Head's support, although it is obviously more difficult.
The recommendation of 4:2 is extremely odd for a child who can achieve 117 and 120! Like you, I would feel pretty aggrieved at the recommendation not being somewhat higher, and I think a panel may also feel that there is a mismatch. I think it is possible that the overall success of the Head's recommendations may prove to be rather poor when you eventually get that information in your appeal pack. Panels can and do discard the Head's recommendations if they believe them to be poor. They would then decide the case on the basis of the other evidence you provide.
July born is quite helpful, and on 120 you have very little to prove. What evidence do you have by way of school reports, previous test scores etc? What do her school books look like? You may need to go it alone, but if the evidence is good enough, you can still succeed.
Thanks for your reply, I would really appreciate if you let me know if it is appropriate to appeal without the HT support. We hav'nt got the fully HT Summary sheet as of yet as the HT was suppose to speak to my DD's Teachers after we had a word with her yesterday the HT was suppose to come back to us this Afternoon as soon as I have the figures I will post it on the forums......
Once again Thanks for your Help