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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 […]

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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
Lots of cracks – how safe is my house?

We ask Oktay Hamit, a retired structural and civil engineer, BEng, CEng, MICE, to explain: There are no perfect houses. Whether you have a new home or one that’s a hundred years old, houses have cracks, as they all shift and settle into position after construction. Before you start filling in the cracks, it’s vital […]