Re M’s application: CANI 2004

The court spoke of the practical need for a power for a school to suspend as a precautionary measure: ‘We consider that it is entirely proper for a principal to suspend a pupil who may face the prospect of expulsion if the allegations made against him are substantiated for the purpose of having the case against the pupil explored. One need only instance a simple example to demonstrate the inevitability of that conclusion. If a pupil was alleged to have assaulted a teacher, it would be inconceivable that the principal should not be able to suspend the pupil pending a full investigation of the incident or a final decision as to what the ultimate punishment should be.’


Kerr LCJ, Nicholson and Campbell LJJ


[2004] NICA 32


Northern Ireland

Cited by:

CitedJR17 for Judicial Review (Northern Ireland) SC 23-Jun-2010
The appellant was excluded from school. A female pupil related her fear of him to a teacher, but would not make a formal complaint, and the appellant was not to be told of the report or the investigation of it. There was said to have been confusion . .
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Northern Ireland, Education

Updated: 15 May 2022; Ref: scu.417818