Pat McFadden

MP, Wolverhampton South East

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Wolverhampton South East 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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Pat McFadden generally 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 15 Mar 2006: Pat McFadden voted yes on Education and Inspections Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 23 May 2006: Pat McFadden voted no on Education and Inspections Bill — Duty to encourage schools to become foundation schools — rejected Show vote
  • On 23 May 2006: Pat McFadden voted no on Education and Inspections Bill — Acceptance of school rules a condition of admission — rejected Show vote
  • On 24 May 2006: Pat McFadden voted no on Education and Inspections Bill — Regulate schools' admissions policies — rejected Show vote
  • On 24 May 2006: Pat McFadden voted no on Education and Inspections Bill — End selection by ability — rejected Show vote
  • On 24 May 2006: Pat McFadden 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: Pat McFadden voted yes on Education and Inspections Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 19 Jul 2010: Pat McFadden 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: Pat McFadden 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: Pat McFadden voted to allow schools for children with special needs to become academies. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Pat McFadden 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: Pat McFadden voted to require academy schools to have a curriculum which includes personal, social and health education. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Pat McFadden voted to require Academy Schools to follow the School Admissions Code. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Pat McFadden 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: Pat McFadden 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: Pat McFadden was absent for a vote on Academies Bill — Clause 16 — Pre-commencement applications etc Show vote
  • On 26 Jul 2010: Pat McFadden was absent for a vote on Academies Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2011: Pat McFadden 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: Pat McFadden 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: Pat McFadden 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: Pat McFadden voted to require state school teachers to have, or be working towards, qualified teacher status. Show vote
  • On 29 Jan 2014: Pat McFadden 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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