It really helps them to be able to see the written appeal before hand.
My experience of an appeal was very good. I'm autistic and don't do people. The panel, 3 people at a desk in front of me were all lovely and very calm and understanding
There was also a clerk, and a representative from the school and one other person who may have been from the LA but I'm unsure
It was fine. But I really would send your written appeal if I were you. The clerk will copy it to make sure everyone at the appeal has it in front of them so they can consider your case properly and fairly
Oh ok. I hadn't thought of it like that. I've read the info sent to me when she was turned down and it didn't state anywherethat you had to submit it prior to attending, so I assumed I just turned up on the day.
I will give them a call tomorrow. Probably best I hand it in in person rather than rely on mail.
You need to submit it. Panel will be much happier if they have had a chance to read and digest it rather than being presented on the day (plus technically they don't have to accept any evidence submitted on the day).
Panel are independent so won't be interested in ripping the case apart; they want to hear your points. The appeal will be you, the panel of 3, a clerk, and a representative of the admissions authority who will make their case not to admit. The panel will then ask questions of them; then you can ask questions. Then you state your case followed by questions. It shouldn't feel confrontational; the panel chair should ensure that.
I was going to say do submit but others need me to it. I seem to remember you weren't allowed to submit 'evidence' on the day. It was adversarial as I recall. You need to be able to talk through your points and elaborate. I did get a chance to 'question' the rep from the L.A. but I didn't feel that beating them into submission with my facts and figures would do me any favours. I concentrated on being polite and firm.