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 Post subject: Wise to appeal?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 12:11 pm 
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7 marks short of passing the 11+ maths paper. Gifted and talented in reading and working at levels 5b and 5c in all subjects. Always in top group in class and academically very bright. BUT, despite all that, didn't pass the Headteachers Appeal either. Head teacher very surprised my daughter didn't pass and assumes it was my daughters written paper that prevented her from being successful in the head teachers appeal.
Given the shortfall of marks and NOT passing head teachers appeal, is it still possible to win at appeal?


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 Post subject: Re: Wise to appeal?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 3:04 pm 
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Welcome!

It depends if your case is strong enough.

Have you read the Q&As?
For example:
http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appeals/general#a36

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:28 pm 
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Having been unsuccessful in the Headteachers appeal, I have viewed the report. Unfortunately, no reason is given for my daughter not being successful. Does anyone know if there should have been a reason made clear on the report. It wasn't very helpful at all.


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 Post subject: Re: Wise to appeal?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:53 pm 
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Hello - sorry to hear that - possibly it depends on the cohort from other schools who have appealed through heads - maybe they are all working at 5A/L6? There is lots of information on appeals on here - you need lots of evidence about high academic achievement - have you got any extenuating circumstances (in addition to academic evidence) as to why she fell short in her maths?


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 Post subject: Re: Wise to appeal?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:35 pm 
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No extenuating circumstances unfortunately. My daughter told me that she did misalign a couple of questions to answers but corrected them so I guess its possible she may have done this elsewhere in the paper but without realising/correcting. She also tells me she was running out of time and felt a bit rushed to complete but did complete the paper. I'm viewing her answer sheet on the 24th and also the written paper so perhaps I'll spot a pattern which may reflect what she's said.
I was of the assumption that head teacher appeals had to give a reason for their decision but perhaps I'm wrong about that?
This is proving to be a very helpful site and much appreciate any advise. Apart from the academic evidence the head teachers appeal panel already have, there isn't much more I can add to that except perhaps my daughters KS1 levels and any progress between the test and the appeal date. I do however have very good reasons for choosing the specific school and not able to consider any other Grammar due to distance, length of journey and public transport transfers, so im only appealing to this one Grammar and see this as my daughters one and only chance at a Grammar School Education. She also has interest specific to that particular school.


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 Post subject: Re: Wise to appeal?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:42 pm 
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I was of the assumption that head teacher appeals had to give a reason for their decision but perhaps I'm wrong about that?
One would have thought so - but you don't really have any 'rights' in the matter. This is a sort of internal review, and they can make up their own rules. It is not an independent appeal.

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 Post subject: Re: Wise to appeal?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:53 pm 
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Thank you Etienne.


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 Post subject: Re: Wise to appeal?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:30 am 
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Can anyone tell me if the independant appeal panel will have a copy/be aware of the headteacher appeal report?


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 Post subject: Re: Wise to appeal?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:33 am 
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We successfully appealed despite my son failing a headteacher's appeal - it is possible. Actually, I didn't realise he had a HT appeal until the appeal panel sent us a copy of it and everything else we'd submitted for the appeal.

Also, you don't loose anything by appealing apart from a few sleepless nights worrying about it.

Ps. We're in kent.


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 Post subject: Re: Wise to appeal?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:56 am 
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Thank you!


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