Bill Wiggin

Conservative MP for North Herefordshire

@BillWigginMP

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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Bill Wiggin consistently voted for 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: Bill Wiggin voted against requiring all teachers in all state-funded schools to have, or be working towards, Qualified Teacher Status. Show vote
  • On 30 Oct 2013: Bill Wiggin voted against requiring state school teachers to have, or be working towards, qualified teacher status. Show vote
  • On 11 May 2011: Bill Wiggin voted not 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: Bill Wiggin voted for 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 8 Feb 2011: Bill Wiggin voted to allow the establishment of free schools, to abolish a range of teaching related bodies, to allow student loan interest to be charged at market rates, and to allow teachers to search pupils. Show vote
  • On 26 Jul 2010: Bill Wiggin acted as teller for a vote on Academies Bill — Clause 16 — Pre-commencement applications etc Show vote
  • On 26 Jul 2010: Bill Wiggin voted to enable 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: Bill Wiggin voted against allowing schools for children with special needs to become academies. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Bill Wiggin voted against requiring new academy schools to only be built in areas where there is a proven need for additional capacity. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Bill Wiggin voted against requiring academy schools to have a curriculum which includes personal, social and health education. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Bill Wiggin voted not to require Academy Schools to follow the School Admissions Code. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Bill Wiggin voted against requiring 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: Bill Wiggin voted 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: Bill Wiggin acted as teller for a vote on Academies Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 19 Jul 2010: Bill Wiggin voted to enable 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: Bill Wiggin voted no on Education and Inspections Bill — Regulate schools' admissions policies — rejected Show vote
  • On 24 May 2006: Bill Wiggin voted no on Education and Inspections Bill — End selection by ability — rejected Show vote
  • On 24 May 2006: Bill Wiggin voted yes 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: Bill Wiggin voted yes on Education and Inspections Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 23 May 2006: Bill Wiggin voted yes on Education and Inspections Bill — Duty to encourage schools to become foundation schools — rejected Show vote
  • On 23 May 2006: Bill Wiggin voted yes on Education and Inspections Bill — Acceptance of school rules a condition of admission — rejected Show vote
  • On 15 Mar 2006: Bill Wiggin voted yes on Education and Inspections Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 15 Jul 2002: Bill Wiggin voted no on Education Bill — Lords Amendment on Academies' Admissions Arrangements Show vote
  • On 6 Feb 2002: Bill Wiggin voted no on Education Bill — No requirements of attendance at a place of religious worship — rejected Show vote
  • On 6 Feb 2002: Bill Wiggin voted no on Education Bill — No requirements of attendance at a place of religious worship (No. 2) — rejected Show vote
  • On 6 Feb 2002: Bill Wiggin voted no on Education Bill — Abolish selection by aptitude in state schools — rejected Show vote
  • On 5 Feb 2002: Bill Wiggin voted yes on Education Bill — Power of school to innovate without permission of the Secretary of State — rejected Show vote

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