andy from embsay wrote:
This is one of several posts in the appeals threads where parents have been told their children are 'top of the class'. Is this normal? Apart from sitting on different tables as far as I know neither of our children has ever been given a position in class relative to classmates. Is it a common thing that primaries tell parents how their kids rank against others? Or is this something you have to ask for?
It didn't happen at my DD's primary. We could guess which pupils were towards the top of the class from passing comments our children made, but it was of very little interest.
When it comes to appeals, a statement from the parents that they were told the child was top of the class, or even it being written by the school, would probably prove of little interest to the panel. Without knowing the ability of the rest of the class, it means nothing. If the class was made up entirely of pupils around the average mark, top of the class could be just above the national average. It proves nothing.