Does that mean the other B'ham grammars will still impose the pupil premium on those going for 2016 entry.
They have to undertake a pointless consultation (which they ignore) to change their policy, and publish their policy and then people can object if they think the code has been violated. It's not a done deal for 2016. The Governors meet on Monday to discuss their incompetence!
Many non-pupil premium parents object - not on this forum as they would be attacked (as I am
)But they say it's not fair if there are 2 qualifying scores. At the most they would accept it as a tie breaker.
There are other issues....
1. Bham claim the tests are resistant to preparation, preparation is not required and the test identifies innate ability.
2. If the above is true, why are pupil premium students at a disadvantage?
The argument is they are mutually exclusive and the stance lacks honesty.
Privately, the schools admit preparation helps and admit they have no evidence the tests are resistant to preparation and test innate ability. They have been asked to stop making the claim. Durham is now upset as this is how they market the tests.
There is a potential violation of the admissions code. This will be clearer with Lawrence Sheriff School (LSS). In many ways, LSS is the test case and will be adjudicated within a few weeks.
LSS is more complicated as there is another potential violation as WCC ask if English is an additional language on the11+ application form - this appears unlawful.
The application form threatens legal action against 10 year olds if they discuss content. It also threatens parents. Yet parents do not see the paper and there is no duty of confidentiality with parents. If a parent refuses to sign, does it mean the child cannot take the tests? This is unlawful. It's not in the policy. The adjudicator is considering these issues. The problem is WCC have the same test on 3 days, far apart, They stubbornly refuse to set the additional date the next day. They state publicly children cannot remember content and then threaten children if they discuss content it is claimed they cannot remember.
Rumours are the Warks test ........ Rumours are content will be .......
The Head of ........ (I won't spread rumours why).Edited by moderator
Too much rumour-mongering.