But I replied saying I had further questions for the School rep.
So you were given the opportunity to ask your questions?
After I presented my case there were loaded of questions asked as the panel did not seem to understand the medical side and how it impacted my DC even though I had provided sufficient evidence from Consultants and academic evidence, confirmed level 5 in maths and english.
I think they were doing their job by asking lots of questions. (We'd probably be criticising them for showing no interest if they didn't!)
The chair person stopped us and said if you can now sum it up in a couple of sentences (can they say that... in a couple of sentences).
Yes, they do have to try and manage the time. According to the Code, the chair is responsible for "the overall conduct of the hearing, including effective time management (e.g. ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to state their case and to ask questions, but then to draw matters to a conclusion if arguments become repetitive. The chair may need to give each party a specific period of time to make any final points or comments they would want the panel to consider); and ensure that representatives of the admission authority/school and witnesses do not participate beyond the scope allowed to them by the Code.
I hadnt finished and half way through my summing up chairperson interrupted and said we are running late and have other appeals to here. So basically I didn't get the chance to finish what I was saying.
I would be happier if you'd been allowed to finish - provided you weren't being repetitive!
And then the school rep left the room and didnt even sum up their case.
They have to be given the opportunity to sum up, but they don't have to.
I am now left wondering is this a sign of unsucess
Impossible to say.
As to whether it was a fair hearing, it depends on:
1. how long the hearing lasted
2. whether the panel considered properly all your main points
We do advise you in the Q&As to be as concise as possible:http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appeals/general#a9