I've merged your posts. (Best to keep to one thread.)
We are out of county and I would like to ask how much of a statement do other head teachers provide for Bucks schools parents also opting for a select review?
It ought to be similar, but it is of course up to individual heads what they write.
all level 5's
It does help to have sub-levels (preferably 5b or higher).
She has a couple of sentences about how able and hard working he is.
I like the 'able'. Not so keen on 'hardworking' when the issue is really about ability.
See B11(b):http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appeal ... cation#b11
The school has no CAT or other test scores. My question is, is this enough?
Only the panel can answer that!
Do heads only fill out the forms, adding no further statements?
Should I be asking his year 6 literacy and maths teachers for a further statement or is that overkill? We had parents evening today and both said he was definitely grammar school ability .
The Bucks headteachers manual suggests:
Do discuss your [the headteacher's] recommendations with your class teachers. Increased liaison at this point will reduce the circumstances in which a class teacher, if prevailed upon by parents to add a separate comment, contradicts the headteacher’s submission. If you and your class teachers feel there is value in recording their comments separately on the Recommendation Form then you may do this, adding in an appropriate heading and including the additional signature. This is optional, but you may find it reduces parents’ separate requests to class teachers if you find this particularly prevalent in your school.
I don't think I have ever been so stressed!
It gets worse .......