We haven't raised the lack of HT review in our appeal documents (now all submitted) but wondering whether we should have. It will be apparent from the kcc pack that there was no appeal. Should we raise it in passing in the appeal or submit something ahead of time or ignore it?
Thanks for the additional information.
Although I'm not entirely familiar with the nuances of the HT Review system in Kent, I have never been aware that the absence of a HT Review was a disadvantage at Appeal. HTs vary widely in their judgement and experience of the system (as you have found); some will not even really be aware that a Review system exists, while others may not agree with it. Equally, many parents may not be aware that the Review system exists.
I therefore find it hard to imagine that the panel will question you, as a parent, on why the HT did not submit your DD's case for Review, and I think you can omit any mention of it from your case.
If it should come up at the Appeal, the best reply might even be: "Sorry, what?"