Peter Soulsby

Former Labour MP for Leicester South

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.

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Peter Soulsby 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.

Key votes about greater autonomy for schools:

  • On 8 Feb 2011: Peter Soulsby 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: Peter Soulsby 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: Peter Soulsby 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: Peter Soulsby voted to allow schools for children with special needs to become academies. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Peter Soulsby 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: Peter Soulsby voted to require academy schools to have a curriculum which includes personal, social and health education. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Peter Soulsby voted to require Academy Schools to follow the School Admissions Code. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Peter Soulsby 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: Peter Soulsby 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: Peter Soulsby 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: Peter Soulsby 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: Peter Soulsby voted yes on Education and Inspections Bill — Regulate schools' admissions policies — rejected Show vote
  • On 24 May 2006: Peter Soulsby voted yes on Education and Inspections Bill — End selection by ability — rejected Show vote
  • On 24 May 2006: Peter Soulsby 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: Peter Soulsby voted no on Education and Inspections Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 23 May 2006: Peter Soulsby voted no on Education and Inspections Bill — Duty to encourage schools to become foundation schools — rejected Show vote
  • On 23 May 2006: Peter Soulsby voted no on Education and Inspections Bill — Acceptance of school rules a condition of admission — rejected Show vote
  • On 15 Mar 2006: Peter Soulsby was absent for a vote on Education and Inspections Bill — Second Reading Show vote

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