Category: Ask

HP People
Religion, education and the law – your rights as Muslim parents and students

  T-VINE recently published an article about a landmark ruling in the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Osmanoglu and Kocabas v Switzerland (Application No 29086/12). This case concerns Muslim parents of Turkish heritage living in Switzerland who did not grant their daughters permission to attend mixed sex swimming lessons. These lessons […]

The Uzman
The rights of schoolchildren and students with disabilities

The Equality Act 2010 has comprehensive provisions in place relating to preventing discrimination in UK schools, colleges, universities and other educational institutions. The statute states that educational institutions must provide “reasonable adjustments” for pupils and students with disabilities to prevent them from being placed at a disadvantage by their disability.  Before attending any such institution, […]

The Uzman
How can I remove my child from their independent school?

In the case of any dispute between the parent or guardian of a child and an independent school, there are a few basic rules that should always be respected: – If you are unhappy with any aspect of your child’s education, make sure to put your complaints in writing, in email or letter. – Always […]

HP People
Ask Yonca abla: Cheat or tell the truth?

Dear Yonca abla,  I married young – 19 years old – to a lovely man that I and my parents adored. We’ve been together 18 years and have three gorgeous children who are now aged 16, 14 and 10. My husband has always done right by me and our family, yet over the past few […]