Daughter scored 117 & 119 in Bucks VR test
Received 1:1 recommendation from head teacher
Depends how many '1' recommendations the head gave, and how many of these qualified.
Reading age 13 years 8 months
Scored 123 in mock VR CATS
All of the above was included in the headteacher report as evidence, and the school are supporting her very strongly. Other evidence we have included are letters of support from her teachers and SATS results from KS1 as she got level 3’s in maths English & Science. All of this has already been sent off with our appeal pack, do you think this is enough?
Impossible to say!
The school have now just given us optional SATS results that were taken Nov/Dec 2011 and my daughters results came back as 5c for reading & writing and 4b for Maths - Is this good enough to send off as evidence as maths score isnt as good as English?
On the basis of progressing at the rate of two sub-levels per year, then the 4b in maths suggests a 4a at KS2.
We have also found last years year 5 report which gives results of 4a in English & 4c in maths as of July of last year.
This too suggests a 4a in maths at KS2.
Based on all of the above do you think we should send the year 5 report and the up to date academic progress report as additional proof of the level she is working on or is the Headteachers report with confident predictions of level 5’s is enough on it’s own?
The most recent report is not going to help you!
As for the year 5 report, it depends whether it includes other things (indicating high academic ability) that would outweigh any disadvantage arising from the maths level.
Is it expected that at least one school report should be included when you go for appeal?
Many panel members would probably quite like to see a year 5 report, but it's certainly not a requirement, and you shouldn't produce it if it's going to weaken your case.
Do the appeal panel expect to see level 5’s for both English & Maths?
They would normally expect level 5 predictions - or a good explanation why not.