The HT filled a form out for the selection review for us, which I got after looking at advice from this site, will this be sufficient, or will I need a more up to date one? I'm not sure the ht will be entirely willing.
Not at present.
If you are appealing, you could consider in the summer term whether there are any grounds for an update. (Headteachers tend to be reluctant to add to what they've already written, but might be willing to do so if there have been any significant changes.)
Will the panel want to know why we didn't do the selection review?
A 10% chance of their asking, I would guess.
Anyway, I'd recommend taking the initiative, because you have a very good explanation.
You could write:
We recognised that X's 11+ score was low, and we decided originally to accept the result and not to go to review.
However, significant new information has come to light, and we now feel we owe it to our son to ask an independent panel to take a look at his case. We are just thinking that if X can achieve what has already been achieved at school without any adjustments in place, what is the potential with support and adjustments?
Is it worth mentioning that DC put themselves under a lot of pressure as has older siblings at Grammar school?
Also could you explain to me the significance of a high PRI, when the verbal is so low. I guess the focus of our IAP would be around the fact that PRI is high, and verbal is hampered by slow processing?
Sorry for asking soooo many questions, I just feel that given the low 11+ score we have to get the most importanat, relevant information across, to stand any chance of success.
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