I have Year 4 and 5 school reports for my daughter which show her SAT's results in year 5 to be Maths 3A, English 4B with a reading age of 11.03. The teacher has stated on the report that her maths is "slightly above average for her age" . And in english "she has proven to be an extremely capable child in this subject".
He also stated " Her results were excellent considering the fact that she had to sit a number of exams in a very short space of time due to her being on holiday and indeed completing these exams with a broken arm".
De Ja Vu..........
I appreciate any help as i am on my own with this home schooling system.
Thank you again..
Hmmm. No i wouldn't expect to see an ed psych report for a child - i see only one or two per year but then most can give up to date information from the school instead.
My panel would be interested in the reading age of 11.03 at year 5 - that is a little above average but only by 1 year (and also not affected by a broken arm). Many children who are appealing have RA's of at least 12 - I know of two children who had reading ages of 12+ in year 3, and that's not very unusual. I'd also be expecting to see SATS for Y5 of at least 4b all round as I'd also be expecting them to be predicted at at least 5c or above in Y6.
I'd also wonder about seeing 'slightly above average'. I'd also be wondering if taking your child on holiday during term time, especially SATS week, showed commitment (my childrens school will not authorise leave in that week for any child) and if allowing a different persons appeal might be better if they were less likely to take time off for holidays.
Now before you shout at me, it could well be that you were working a pattern where you had to take your holidays when allocated, so point that out to the panel if true. You could also point out you are so committed that you've stopped working so you can home educate.