Paul Flynn

Former Labour MP for Newport West

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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 from local authority control associated with "academy" status, and the degree of freedom schools ought have in relation to admissions policies.

Photo: Anna Armstrong

Paul Flynn almost always 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 29 Jan 2014: Paul Flynn voted to require all teachers in all state-funded schools to have, or be working towards, Qualified Teacher Status. Show vote
  • On 30 Oct 2013: Paul Flynn voted to require state school teachers to have, or be working towards, qualified teacher status. Show vote
  • On 11 May 2011: Paul Flynn 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: Paul Flynn was absent for a vote on Education Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2011: Paul Flynn 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 26 Jul 2010: Paul Flynn was absent for a vote on Academies Bill — Clause 16 — Pre-commencement applications etc Show vote
  • On 26 Jul 2010: Paul Flynn was absent for a vote on Academies Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Paul Flynn was absent for a vote on Academies Bill — Permitting Special Schools to Become Academies Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Paul Flynn 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: Paul Flynn voted to require academy schools to have a curriculum which includes personal, social and health education. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Paul Flynn voted to require Academy Schools to follow the School Admissions Code. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Paul Flynn 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: Paul Flynn 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 19 Jul 2010: Paul Flynn 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: Paul Flynn 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 24 May 2006: Paul Flynn voted no on Education and Inspections Bill — Regulate schools' admissions policies — rejected Show vote
  • On 24 May 2006: Paul Flynn voted yes on Education and Inspections Bill — End selection by ability — rejected Show vote
  • On 24 May 2006: Paul Flynn 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: Paul Flynn voted no on Education and Inspections Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 23 May 2006: Paul Flynn voted no on Education and Inspections Bill — Duty to encourage schools to become foundation schools — rejected Show vote
  • On 23 May 2006: Paul Flynn voted no on Education and Inspections Bill — Acceptance of school rules a condition of admission — rejected Show vote
  • On 15 Mar 2006: Paul Flynn voted no on Education and Inspections Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 15 Jul 2002: Paul Flynn voted yes on Education Bill — Lords Amendment on Academies' Admissions Arrangements Show vote
  • On 6 Feb 2002: Paul Flynn voted yes on Education Bill — No requirements of attendance at a place of religious worship — rejected Show vote
  • On 6 Feb 2002: Paul Flynn voted yes on Education Bill — No requirements of attendance at a place of religious worship (No. 2) — rejected Show vote
  • On 6 Feb 2002: Paul Flynn voted no on Education Bill — Abolish selection by aptitude in state schools — rejected Show vote
  • On 5 Feb 2002: Paul Flynn voted no on Education Bill — Power of school to innovate without permission of the Secretary of State — rejected Show vote
  • On 24 Mar 1998: Paul Flynn voted no on School Standards and Framework Bill — End Partial Selection of Pupils — rejected Show vote
  • On 24 Mar 1998: Paul Flynn voted yes on School Standards and Framework Bill — Abolition of corporal punishment in schools Show vote
  • On 24 Mar 1998: Paul Flynn voted yes on School Standards and Framework Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 11 Mar 1998: Paul Flynn voted no on School Standards and Framework Bill — Exemption from strict class size limits — rejected Show vote
  • On 11 Mar 1998: Paul Flynn voted no on School Standards and Framework Bill — Grant Maintained Schools (Parental Ballot) — rejected Show vote

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