Academy to review its use of isolation booths following legal action


Sarah Hannett and Mark Greaves acted for a claimant who challenged an academy’s excessive use of isolation booths to discipline pupils.

Following receipt of the application for judicial review, the Trust responsible for running the academy confirmed that the claimant’s Grounds of Claim and all of its supporting documents would be expressly considered and taken into account as part of a review of the academy’s behaviour policy. Consequently, the application for judicial review was withdrawn.

Dan Rosenberg from Simpson Millar, who instructed Sarah and Mark, welcomed this response and observed that it ought to “lead to changes that will mean that the treatment suffered by our client and many other children is not repeated.”

For media coverage of the case see here and here