The reading age sounds excellent. I assume you have it in a school report? If not, ask the head to include it in the headteacher's summary sheet (there is a box for previous test results).
Spelling age doesn't matter quite as much.
Level 5 predictions are good.
So many school reports these days have little to say about achievement! Check them carefully (especially English/Maths/Science) in the hope of finding words like "very able," "excellent understanding," "grasps new points quickly".
Look for evidence of level 4s in year 5 - might be given in school report for that year.
Are they setted in year 6? Any evidence of top sets might be useful.
Ideally I'd like to see more evidence of "mixed results" (just like the CATs) - to support your argument about inconsistency.
I'm not sure we have her spelling age in a report as it was given to us at the last parents' evening, so I'll make sure it's written down somewhere, thanks.
Her Year 5 school grades (assessed when she would only have been 9) were as follows: 5 for reading, 4c for writing and 4a for maths - are those OK?
They are setted for maths only, throughout the school. That in itself is a bit of a saga. She was in the middle set (of three) for Years 3 and 4. At the start of Year 5 she did so well in an internal test that they moved her up to the top set, but she found it quite hard because there were one or two gaps in her knowledge, ie things the top set had covered previously but the middle set had not. So they ended up moving her back down again. Is this worth mentioning, or only if the panel ask?
Her end of term reports don't contain much in the way of specific praise, but we can probably find a handful of phrases like the ones you've suggested, thanks.
There are also numerous comments about how she is able to lead a group without being bossy, and able to work equally well with boys and girls - is this an aspect worth mentioning in passing or not?
Inconsistencies, there are plenty! For example in school tests her year-on-year (4 to 5) reading and maths both improved by three levels, but her writing level stayed exactly the same.
And her school books are packed with comments like 'One day you seem to get this, and the next you don't' and 'Well done Ellie, you've cracked this' followed a couple of days later by 'I thought you understood this principle, but it seems not'.