I am not sure if you have read the Appeal Q&As, but if not, please take the time to do so, particularly Sections B & E http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appeals
I spoke to HT who later discovered she had given the wrong information as tests could not take place on consecutive days.
At least she got something right! You need to break this saga down into a very brief statement, such as: "After missing the original test dates I am afriad my daughter was messed around quite badly by the school over dates and time for the new tests. She found this very unsettling."
If the panel need or want more information they will ask you for it. Has the Head recorded any of this information in writing?
In her mock tests she scored 64, 72 and 72 however the school failed to administer her special conditions correctly in any of the practice tests.
The same papers are used every year, so the scores in themselves are not important. What is much more relevant is the fact that she was not given the opportunity to acclimatise to the adjustments as they related to this particular type of paper. If you look at the top of the Appeals section you will see a thread entitled "Appeals Box for confidential information". Please read the instructions carefully and then email us with further details of her disability and the adjustments that were allowed we can give you a better view on how the lack of proper arrangements for the familiarisation process might have disadvantaged her.
As her scores are going in the right direction "111 ... 115 ... ???" a panel might take the view that a further paper could have made all the difference. Provided you have strong academic evidence, that is!
I have letter of support from HT, she assessed her 2:2.
She is predicted 5b English, 5b Maths for upcomming SATS.
I have submitted supporting letters from Great Ormond Street Hospital regarding her medical condition, however she had a severe throat infection which stopped her taking 1st VRT.
Again, a single sentence about each, and no more. An appeal is not won on mitigating circumstances, it is won on evidence of high ability.
My appeal is based on evidence to show current high level she is working (despite disabillity and time out of school for hospital appts etc.)
Do her school books demonstrate high levels of achievement? If so, take them with you to hand over at the end of the hearing.
The HT also states in her supporting statement that the school was placed in Special Measures in 2008 due to( among other reasons) 'falling standards and an unsatisfactory level of inadequate teaching'. The school has continued to be unstable since this time, she states that one of the key issues identified by Ofsted was' the lack of challenge in lessons for all pupils particularly the more able', she continues that this has particularly affected my daughters year group and disadvantaged them academically, and that despite this my daughter has made exellent academic progress that further demonstrates her suitability to GS.
Again, it is a point worth making, but if the Head has already written about this, a single sentence to "remind" the panel will be ample.
My worry would be that you have a lot of mitigating circumstances and your case might drown in them. Please keep them to a minimum, and prioritise them very severely.
To my mind, the failure to administer the practice papers properly according to her needs and adjustments might
be the strongest point of all, but I will wait to hear from you with more information about that, if you wish to send it over via the AppealsBox.