As you may know, we were unsuccessful in our non statutory review for DD2, with the reason being "insufficient evidence" being presented. We could guess what this related to, as the panel asked for two things which our Head Teacher had not given (rankings against other children who passed the test and a specific reading age, as teacher had said it was beyond her actual age but not stated it) and also there was a disturbance during one of the tests which we could not elaborate upon because we didn't have a copy of the invigilation report. In deciding whether or not to go to statutory appeal we decided to gather the extra evidence and make out minds up upon assessing its strength.
We asked the HT of the Primary school for the missing evidence on 26th January and she asked us to give her a couple of weeks. We also asked the LEA for a copy of the invigilation record or a list of the number of disturbances which occurred (we have reason to believe there was more than one, from others' appeal info) and the severity of such occurances. We sent this on the 1st Feb. Both of these requests were in writing.(Btw request for copy of invig record accompanied by complaint about procedures in non statutory review.)
On Monday, having heard nothing DH rang the LEA to be told that it would be in the post either the next day or the day after that. We have also contacted the primary school again (in writing) for the evidence requested in January. We have had absolutely nothing from either source, even though they do have the missing evidence.
Any ideas about what we should do? We will have to send an appeal statement off by Thursday at the very latest if we want it to reach the LEA in time. I know we can do this and state that the documentation will follow, but what if we can't get the information? Neither source has said we can't have the information, but then they do nothing. There really is little point in appealing without this extra proof. Not sure what to do now.
Any ideas gratefully received.