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Parents lose their voice,as are unable to complain above academy schools
My daughter was repeatedly placed into isolation in error & also for petty reasons on a daily basis, this caused her to become depressed,even though our doctor &myself made the school aware of our concerns about her state of mind they continued to place her into isolation,on one occasion because her shoes were the wrong shade of black they then failed to contact me & kept her in isolation the entire day did not allow her to have her lunch or drinks & then gave her an hours detention on top,even though I had complained tirelessly they continued to make her school life a misery. I managed to change her school through appeal.
I then made contact online with other parents of pupils that are suffering at the basildon academy,I have now arranged a meeting with MPs & other organisations to voice our concerns so something is done as due to its academy status no one is able to intervene,the YLPA can only deal with complaints once the have been through the entire complaints procedures but most parents are unable to even start this as calls go straight through to voice mail & are not returned,teachers/ staff are not available when you go directly to the school,so as You can imagine this is exstreamly frustrating for parents & student alike.