Category: The Uzman

Entrepreneurs
Tips on picking the right childcare for working parents

Finding pre-school childcare can be one of the most daunting things for a parent. There are so many elements to consider. We asked Letife Mehmet (pictured above), an OFSTED-registered childminder with nearly 20 years of experience in childcare, for some pointers on what parents should look out for and what to ask when they are […]

HP People
When only a lawyer will do: a quick guide to securing a good commercial tenant

In the age of the internet, many people are tempted to rely on template documents to do the job of experts [‘uzmanlar’]. It may be cheaper, but it doesn’t always pay to exclude the professionals, who can not only advise, but also devise bespoke documentation right for your specific circumstances. T-VINE turns to Yildiz Betez, […]

Garden
Flower meanings – the perfect flower for each occasion

With flowers being the perfect gift to celebrate every occasion, it is important to know exactly what the bouquet you are giving says to that special someone. Every flower has its own distinctive meaning and knowing this can help you mark that special occasion with flair. Heed these flowers’ meanings as you choose the most appropriate arrangement […]

The Uzman
Secondary school admissions – how prepared are you?

  Applying for a place at a secondary school can be a very stressful time for parents – particularly if they have a specific school in mind. Applications begin a year before children are set to start school, at the start of the autumn term, and the deadline – October 31st – is now upon […]

The Uzman
My special needs child was refused an EHCP. What action can I take?

Under the Children and Families Act 2014, Local Authorities have a duty to consider requests for assessing the education, health and care needs of a child or young person, and where necessary issue an Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP). This is relevant where expected progress is not being made despite attempts by the school […]

Body
Is a shorter school lunch break in the best interests of our children?

  With the academic year having drawn to a close, schools are often looking at ways of improving academic performance and productivity in the new Autumn Term. One strategy which has become popular is the practice of shortening pupil’s lunch breaks, in order to re-structure the school day. This practice, however, has been shown to […]

The Uzman
Is poor behaviour in schools taken seriously enough?
 

  Earlier this year, teacher, author and the UK’s “Behaviour Tsar” Tom Bennett, made the news by suggesting that the problem of poor behaviour in schools is not being taken seriously enough. Bennett warned that the extent of the issue has been severely underestimated by Ofsted, adding that schools with severe behavioural problems should be […]