3. FYI - Scores obtained during SGS test - NVR 111, VR 107, Av Std score 109....is this strong score for appeal?
Only your particular appeal panel can answer that, but usually the closer to the score required, the better!
when is it a good time to start this process and how to go about it?
Several weeks before you are due to submit your appeal, I would suggest you meet with your current headteacher to discuss the matter.
2. Currently all I have is the year 5 report (all are 5A) and will be getting the year 6 term report in Nov. What else DOCS. should I request the school for to provide at this point in time?
This point in time is probably too early.
We've already referred you to our list of suggested evidence in the Q&As.
3. Is there a format which I can use as example to provide to the head teacher to assist with writing to aid the appeal?
Bucks has a form for headteachers to complete. As far as I know, headteachers would simply write a letter for a Slough appeal.
As far as content is concerned, you will have seen the Q&As: "We have spoken to the school and they are willing to support our appeal ......... they want to know what to put in their supporting letter.
4. Are there any past cases of SGS appeals that you could share with me or any parents who have gone through the same turmoil?
I don't know whether there's anything about Slough there, but have you tried the feedback section?viewtopic.php?f=35&t=9205
You could also follow some of the links after "See some of the previous threads