Yr 9s have just started GCSE and I've re-grouped the sets according to their FFTD target grades. As a new HOD I've decided that attainment will now be regularly assessed and centrally recorded, so that I can monitor the students for intervention. (This is good practice which I believe is fairly normal in most schools). A few parents have rung up about their child moving down, and all but one pair have accepted my explanations. This one family want their daughter put back up now. I explained that there are limited spaces and asked if they agreed it was reasonable to see how she does in the first few topic assessments (in terms of attainment and effort) before making the decision and the reply was no. I've agreed to meet them in school next week as they asked. However, I'm wondering what others would do in this situation. Obviously, I want the best for the child, and if she shows the potential, certainly want her to have the opportunity to exceed her target. However, I want this for all my students. I want my decisions to be objective and not just because the parents are putting pressure on me. What would you do, or have you done, in this kind of situation?