Press and TV

The Independent, Friday 29th June 2018


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


#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. ………………


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

from 20.35 onwards


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


Letters to The Guardian 17th December 2018



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



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



“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


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’


Next step Judicial Review ?  

13th August 2019

Excellent article from that Paul was interviewed for

Interesting updated legal advice for schools that encourages limiting use of isolation.