Hi all. I have been in discussion on the Kent thread over pending appeals for non-qualification in Kent. I wonder if some other experts can clarify info for myself and ohter worried memebers with pending appeals.
In our part of Kent, because school chioces are made BEFORE the Kent test is taken, we have been allowed to appeal on non-qualification. Some )including me) have had the Headteacher appeal on our behalf. Whilst this failed, i understood, we could still appeal against non-qulaification based on our presentation and evidence of academic abiltity and extenuating circumstances.
However, I have sinced been advised that as from March 1st, no non-qualification appeals will be allowed if a Headteacher has already appealed even though the process of the Kent test does not change until Sept 2008. This means that we have no right to appeal on this basis and are wasting our time because it would be illegal to uphold the appeal.
This is extremely worrying for a lot of us. I phoned KCC on Friday and the women there knew nothing of this change in Kent. Could someone please tell us which way to turn? I am now thinking of now taking a different tack with the appeal, concentrating on why the Headteachers' appeal failed (there was some evidence missing) but don't know if there is any point.
A very depressed appelant.