I assume you've seen our section on complaints?http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appeals/ombudsman
It is always a matter for concern when the clerk's notes appear to be inaccurate.
The key question, however, is whether any inaccuracy led to an injustice.
In my appeal I said that my daughter was the only one girl not going to the school I was appealing for, however they twisted this to say that she was the only one allocated a place at a different school and that this was the cause of distress
They also mentioned that my daughter was out of school and remained isolated and distressed, however in the appeal I never said that but did tell them that I was home educating her, to help her regain self esteem.
Some of the facts may be incorrect, but the focus is probably on what really matters (your daughter's vulnerable state).
If your arguments had been more accurately reflected, I think the question for the EFA to decide is - how much stronger would your case have been? Strong enough for the panel possibly
to have reached a different conclusion?
The panel did say that they understood there was a place still available at the school she was allocated, which is not true
If they appear to have been influenced by this (when they had evidence that it was not so), there may have been an injustice.
I think the EFA would look closely at the context in which the comment was made in order to assess its significance.
There was a GP letter giving evidence of what had happened in the past and emphasising the need for continuity, however nowhere was it considered.
," I assume you're referring to the decision letter?
It rather depends whether the clerk's notes show that the panel gave proper consideration to the GP letter.
If they did, then that really ought to have been mentioned in the decision letter (although failing to do so would probably be viewed as a technical error rather than an injustice).
If they didn't, it may have been an injustice. It might depend on whether or not the clerk's notes show that they took all the history/background fully into account.
Will it be wise to take this up with the EFA
There's no reason why you shouldn't see what the EFA think of this. At least you will know that someone independent has reviewed everything.
and if so how best can I present my complaint?
Keep each point brief and factual, e.g. "I am concerned that the decision letter makes no mention at all of a key part of my case - evidence from our GP