What am I allowed to say or produce in terms of evidence for the inschool results I have under the data protection act (can I print them out without names on?)
I don't think you can use other children's data for your own purposes, and I would advise you to tread very, very carefully! If you handle personal information about individuals, you have a number of legal obligations to protect that information under the Data Protection Act 1998. In practice, it means that you must have legitimate grounds for collecting and using the personal data ........ be transparent about how you intend to use the data ........ handle people’s personal data only in ways they would reasonably expect ........ and make sure you do not do anything unlawful with the data
It would be entirely legitimate to argue that your daughter has consistently performed better than those pupils who have gained a place - but for that you should rely on a letter from the headteacher, confirming that the school would rank your daughter more highly.
and can we say anything about her being disadvantaged being in a room with twice as many girls in it?
It might be worth a brief mention, but I would caution that - generally speaking - panels tend not to give a huge amount of weight to the size of room, number of candidates, shuffling of chairs, children fidgeting, coughing, crying, etc.
She was overwhelmed on the day, (and missed out about 4 sections on the verbal paper) as in the past the exam was in classrooms and this year for the first time they did the exam in 2 rooms - one, my daughter was in, was a huge room with double the number of girls in it than the other
be quite a strong argument if
there is a history of her being nervous or vulnerable - and evidence to support it.
We are appealing on accademic grounds but also social as ALL her friends have got in and she hasn't.
Probably worth a mention, but the panel will want to know if there's a strong
social reason underlying this. See the example in C2:http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appeal ... -school#c2
She is currently on our schools gifted and talented register for Art and design technology.
If this is relevant to the school being appealed for, and there is written evidence to back it up, that would be helpful.