Jeremy Corbyn

Former MP, Islington North

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Islington North Labour

Autonomy for Schools

There have been votes in Parliament on giving greater autonomy for schools, including on if more schools should be able to obtain the financial and managerial freedom associated with "academy" status, and the degree of freedom schools ought have in relation to admissions policies.

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Jeremy Corbyn consistently voted against greater autonomy for schools

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about greater autonomy for schools:

  • On 11 Mar 1998: Jeremy Corbyn voted no on School Standards and Framework Bill — Exemption from strict class size limits — rejected Show vote
  • On 11 Mar 1998: Jeremy Corbyn was absent for a vote on School Standards and Framework Bill — Grant Maintained Schools (Parental Ballot) — rejected Show vote
  • On 24 Mar 1998: Jeremy Corbyn voted yes on School Standards and Framework Bill — End Partial Selection of Pupils — rejected Show vote
  • On 24 Mar 1998: Jeremy Corbyn voted yes on School Standards and Framework Bill — Abolition of corporal punishment in schools Show vote
  • On 24 Mar 1998: Jeremy Corbyn was absent for a vote on School Standards and Framework Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 5 Feb 2002: Jeremy Corbyn voted no on Education Bill — Power of school to innovate without permission of the Secretary of State — rejected Show vote
  • On 6 Feb 2002: Jeremy Corbyn voted yes on Education Bill — No requirements of attendance at a place of religious worship — rejected Show vote
  • On 6 Feb 2002: Jeremy Corbyn voted yes on Education Bill — No requirements of attendance at a place of religious worship (No. 2) — rejected Show vote
  • On 6 Feb 2002: Jeremy Corbyn voted yes on Education Bill — Abolish selection by aptitude in state schools — rejected Show vote
  • On 15 Jul 2002: Jeremy Corbyn voted yes on Education Bill — Lords Amendment on Academies' Admissions Arrangements Show vote
  • On 15 Mar 2006: Jeremy Corbyn voted no on Education and Inspections Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 23 May 2006: Jeremy Corbyn voted no on Education and Inspections Bill — Duty to encourage schools to become foundation schools — rejected Show vote
  • On 23 May 2006: Jeremy Corbyn voted no on Education and Inspections Bill — Acceptance of school rules a condition of admission — rejected Show vote
  • On 24 May 2006: Jeremy Corbyn voted yes on Education and Inspections Bill — Regulate schools' admissions policies — rejected Show vote
  • On 24 May 2006: Jeremy Corbyn voted yes on Education and Inspections Bill — End selection by ability — rejected Show vote
  • On 24 May 2006: Jeremy Corbyn voted no on Education and Inspections Bill — Requirement "to have regard to" the Secretary of State's Code for School Admissions — rejected Show vote
  • On 24 May 2006: Jeremy Corbyn voted no on Education and Inspections Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 19 Jul 2010: Jeremy Corbyn voted against enabling more schools in England to gain "Academy Status" and the consequent financial independence and removal from local authority control. Show vote
  • On 19 Jul 2010: Jeremy Corbyn voted against enabling more schools in England to gain "Academy Status" and the consequent financial independence and removal from local authority control. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Jeremy Corbyn voted to allow schools for children with special needs to become academies. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Jeremy Corbyn voted to require new academy schools to only be built in areas where there is a proven need for additional capacity. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Jeremy Corbyn voted to require academy schools to have a curriculum which includes personal, social and health education. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Jeremy Corbyn voted to require Academy Schools to follow the School Admissions Code. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Jeremy Corbyn voted to require Academy Schools to comply with legislation on pupil exclusions and behaviour partnerships which would otherwise not apply to them. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Jeremy Corbyn voted not to allow selective schools which become academies an exemption from the general requirement for academy schools to provide education for pupils of different abilities. Show vote
  • On 26 Jul 2010: Jeremy Corbyn voted against treating applications from schools seeking academy status received before the bill comes into force as if they were applications under the provisions of the bill. Show vote
  • On 26 Jul 2010: Jeremy Corbyn voted against enabling more schools in England to gain "Academy Status" and the consequent financial independence and removal from local authority control. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2011: Jeremy Corbyn voted against proposals which would have allowed the establishment of free schools, resulted in the abolition of a range of teaching related bodies, allowed student loan interest to be charged at market rates, and allowed teachers to search pupils. Show vote
  • On 11 May 2011: Jeremy Corbyn voted to require school governing bodies and head teachers comply with standards set out by the Secretary of State in relation to the provision of independent careers guidance. Show vote
  • On 11 May 2011: Jeremy Corbyn voted against more academy schools, free early education for 3 and 4 year olds, restricting reporting on allegations against teachers, and to abolish five education related quangos. Show vote
  • On 30 Oct 2013: Jeremy Corbyn voted to require state school teachers to have, or be working towards, qualified teacher status. Show vote
  • On 29 Jan 2014: Jeremy Corbyn voted to require all teachers in all state-funded schools to have, or be working towards, Qualified Teacher Status. Show vote

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