I'm also really not sure what will happen on the day of the appeal itself. Will I be expected to "present" as in a business presentation type scenario, or will I be asked questions to respond to etc.
Why not read the Q&As? - they're full of information!
Should I have more results of previous SATS or tests etc. I only have the head teacher letter stating my daughter is expected to achieve level 5 for year six. I have results for year 4 and 5, but literally have a "number" ie 108 or 111 etc, so I don't know how the correlates as a "level"??
It's really up to the school what optional tests they do (if any). The choice of test may determine how the results are given.
My head teacher wrote a great letter, very supportive academically. He also went into some detail about her learning to swim recently, being a great little scientist and how impressed with her graphics, art and hobbies he is, soap making for example! Whenever I see him he keeps saying make sure you take samples of her jewellery and soap she's made to the appeal etc.... He is the expert, but I feel should stay academic?? viewtopic.php?f=35&t=25123&hilit=clerk#p298052
The only exception would be if she has an aptitude that links with something the proposed school is noted for.
Head teacher has continually mentioned that he believes my daughter should attend the appeal if she is allows to - would appreciate any comments on that?
He can attend, and it ought to be helpful - but you should let the Appeals clerk know in advance.
Of course I want my daughter to have a grammar education, but equal,y when reviewing schools my main reason for my daughter taking the 11+ was because I genuinely believed that the ethos of the school, the specialisms in IT, Maths, business and science was right for her and recreationally they have exceptional textile, sewing, home economics etc.
I really believe that the fact the school is smaller, is more traditional, and it's specialisms etc meet her needs better then the brand new, massive academy across the road, or indeed the dartford grammar that I haven't appealed for as really didn't feel that even though a grammar in the area and had the opportunity to appeal I chose not to do so.
Should I say this at the appeal or do I really have to keep to " it's because it's a selective education/ grammar etc?
It is in fact important to give reasons for wanting a place, whatever those reasons may be.http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appeal ... -school#c2
Peer group. The head teacher has has a group of children that he has been taking for special projects, business discussions, maths etc for the past 18 months or so. These were all the children over a certain SATS levels and theses expected to pass 11+. Out of all the children, my daughter was the only one in that group of those expected to pass that didn't. Should I mention that?.
This would be infinitely better coming from the head, rather than from you.
Appeal day. Anyone have any experience of what to expect in the day? I've sat in multi million pound meetings, with directors, chief execs etc and I'm petrified of attending the appeal?.
Read the Q&As - there's a full account of a Kent appeal in section E.