Appeal date has come through for end of May.
in regards to basis of appeal. Is it a non-qualification appeal or over subscription? Can it be both? DD is on waiting list for both schools and both schools are referring to over subscription. I however need to argue that dd underperformed and thus failed to gain automatic entry.
Evidence collated to date includes:
* a letter from the Head confirming the difficult situation at home
* a letter from the GP giving his opinion (having seen DD diary entries) that she was suffering from anxiety and stress at the time with this impacting on performace.
* letter signed by both Yr 6 teachers confirming high ability / potential . They refer to her SATs targets as being 5c / 4a but state that she has often produced excellent work exceeding these targets in all areas. They state it was clearly evident that the circumstances at home were impacting on her schoolwork. Her attitude to work also changed and she became distant. They close the letter my stating that circumstances have had a profound effect on her and it was easy to see why her work suffered so much during this period.
Should I take along examples of work?
The schools I am appealing for were actually 2nd and 3rd choices on my preference form. Will the panel be aware of this and will it have an impact on my case?
I will be facing two different panels for each appeal. Will the panels be aware that I have submitted 2 appeals?
I intend to hightlight my case in the following format:
Reasons for wanting the school - highlighting our experience from the open day
DDs academic ability / potential - referring to letter from YR 6 teachers.
Extenuating circumstance - referring to GP, HT and Yr 6 teachers letter as evidence that dd under performed thus not successful in getting higher mark for automatic entry.
Any advice at this stage will be greatly appreciated