Shailesh Vara

Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Northern Ireland Office)

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North West Cambridgeshire Conservative

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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Shailesh Vara 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 15 Mar 2006: Shailesh Vara voted yes on Education and Inspections Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 23 May 2006: Shailesh Vara voted yes on Education and Inspections Bill — Duty to encourage schools to become foundation schools — rejected Show vote
  • On 23 May 2006: Shailesh Vara voted yes on Education and Inspections Bill — Acceptance of school rules a condition of admission — rejected Show vote
  • On 24 May 2006: Shailesh Vara voted no on Education and Inspections Bill — Regulate schools' admissions policies — rejected Show vote
  • On 24 May 2006: Shailesh Vara voted no on Education and Inspections Bill — End selection by ability — rejected Show vote
  • On 24 May 2006: Shailesh Vara 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: Shailesh Vara voted yes on Education and Inspections Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 19 Jul 2010: Shailesh Vara 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 19 Jul 2010: Shailesh Vara 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: Shailesh Vara acted as teller for a vote on Academies Bill — Permitting Special Schools to Become Academies Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Shailesh Vara acted as teller for a vote on Academies Bill — New Academies Only Where There is Proven Need -rejected Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Shailesh Vara acted as teller for a vote on Academies Bill — Personal, Social and Health Education in Academy School Curricula -rejected Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Shailesh Vara acted as teller for a vote on Academies Bill — Require Academies to Comply with the School Admissions Code — rejected Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Shailesh Vara 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: Shailesh Vara acted as teller for a vote on Academies Bill — Selective Schools Becoming Academies Exempt from Requirement to Provide Education for Pupils of Different Abilities Show vote
  • On 26 Jul 2010: Shailesh Vara voted to treat 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: Shailesh Vara 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 8 Feb 2011: Shailesh Vara 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 11 May 2011: Shailesh Vara 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: Shailesh Vara acted as teller for a vote on Education Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 30 Oct 2013: Shailesh Vara voted against requiring state school teachers to have, or be working towards, qualified teacher status. Show vote
  • On 29 Jan 2014: Shailesh Vara voted against requiring all teachers in all state-funded schools to have, or be working towards, Qualified Teacher Status. Show vote

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