Category: The Uzman

HP People
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 […]

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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 […]

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Thackray Williams breakfast talk: how family businesses can ‘give back’ to society

  A law firm in southeast London will be exploring philanthropy among family businesses. Thackray Williams has invited three speakers to talk about using wealth to support communities and causes important to them. Like all businesses, family-owned enterprises need to make a profit to survive. While generating an income and protecting the family’s future wealth […]

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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 […]