Press and TV

The Independent, Friday 29th June 2018

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/mental-health-children-uk-school-isolation-punishment-consequence-booths-education-a8423531.html

Paul Dix talking about Isolation Booths on BBC news 12th November 2018

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-46044394

 

#BantheBooths from The Times Educational Supplement 27th November 2018

There is good practice in many removal rooms. Caring adults calmly working with angry and frustrated children who have struggled to follow directions. There is mentoring, coaching and challenge so that children can be returned to learning as soon as possible. Then there are removal rooms and isolation rooms where children sit in punishment booths, abandoned. Their education on hold. ………………https://banthebooths.co.uk/blog/whybanthebooths/

 

Parent and Child on Radio 4’s You and Yours talking about SEND and Isolation 10th December 2018 

from 20.35 onwards

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0001hjp

‘Ungoverned’ use of restraint and seclusion in Scottish schools criticised 14th December 2018

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/dec/14/ungoverned-use-of-restraint-and-seclusion-in-scottish-schools-criticised

Letters to The Guardian 17th December 2018

https://amp.theguardian.com/education/2018/dec/17/isolation-is-no-way-to-punish-children?CMP=twt_a-education_b-gdnedu&__twitter_impression=true

 

Parklands Primary School, Leeds. From padded cells to love and smiles, Chris Dyson, 26th December 2018

https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/education/headteacher-brings-love-and-smiles-to-leeds-school-that-had-padded-cell-for-punishing-children-1-9508275

 

Legal action prompts academy to consider isolation unit criticisms The Guardian 30th January 2019

 

 

Academy to review use its use of Isolation Booths following legal action 1st February 2019  Matrix Chambers

 

 

Richard Burgon MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Justice talking about the campaign 14th March 2019 

https://twitter.com/zanna_kate/status/1106090087392206848

 
 
 
 

 

“Teen’s suicide bid in school isolation sparks legal threat” 4th April 2019 BBC News

 
 
 

“I was put in an isolation booth 240 times”   15th April 2019  BBC News

 

 

Government asks for extension over School use of Isolation Booths 15th April 2019   Simpson Millar

 

Isolation Booths are Bonkers by Dave Whittaker, Executive Headteacher Springwell Trust  https://www.tes.com/news/isolation-booths-are-bonkers

 

Isolation Booths ‘intolderable’ says Childrens’ Tzar. Call for Ofsted to tell schools putting pupils in isolation booths ‘it’s not what they are looking for in a good school’ https://www.tes.com/news/isolation-booths-intolerable-says-childrens-tsar

 

Next step Judicial Review ?  

13th August 2019

Excellent article from Vice.com that Paul was interviewed for https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/7xg4v9/school-isolation-is-hurting-a-generation-of-young-people

Interesting updated legal advice for schools that encourages limiting use of isolation. https://www.vwv.co.uk/news-and-events/blog/academies-law-brief/isolation-seclusion-consequence

Parents respond to news of Isolation Booths in the Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/education/2020/jan/19/flawed-thinking-behind-school-isolation-booths

Schools converting toilet blocks into Isolation Booths in the Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/education/2020/jan/17/schools-converting-toilet-blocks-into-isolation-booths

Booths hit the Daily Mail https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7901337/Schools-putting-disruptive-pupils-TOILET-CUBICLES-converted-isolation-booths.html

Isolation Booths ‘deskilling’ teachers in the TES https://www.tes.com/news/watch-isolation-booths-de-skilling-teachers

Pupil isolation can harm mental health in the TES https://www.tes.com/news/pupil-isolation-can-harm-mental-health

Isolation Booths divide opinion between teachers https://www.theguardian.com/education/2020/jan/17/behaviour-battleground-isolation-booths-divide-opinion-among-teachers

We need to end the outrage over isolation in schools in Forbes Magazine https://www.forbes.com/sites/nickmorrison/2020/01/22/we-need-to-end-the-outrage-over-isolation-in-schools/#4c9cf6519186

Call for clearer guidance on Isolation in schools. https://www.tes.com/news/call-clearer-dfe-guidance-isolation-schools

Disruptive children need the opposite of Isolation in school https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/jan/20/disruptive-children-need-the-opposite-of-isolation-in-school

Schools are needlessly placing pupils in isolation booths amid cuts to teaching assistants warns union leader https://inews.co.uk/news/schools-are-needlessly-placing-pupils-in-isolation-booths-amid-cuts-to-teaching-assistants-warns-union-leader-1369239

MP Alex Sobel calls for a ban on ‘cruel and demeaning’ isolation booths https://schoolsweek.co.uk/mp-wants-ban-on-cruel-and-demeaning-isolation-booths/

When School is an Isolation Booth with three toilet breaks a day https://www.theguardian.com/education/2020/jan/14/school-isolation-cubicle-three-toilet-breaks-a-day