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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Bob Stewart generally 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: Bob Stewart 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: Bob Stewart was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Require State School Teachers to Have or be Working Towards Qualified Teacher Status Show vote
  • On 11 May 2011: Bob Stewart 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: Bob Stewart 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: Bob Stewart 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: Bob Stewart 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: Bob Stewart 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: Bob Stewart voted against allowing schools for children with special needs to become academies. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Bob Stewart was absent for a vote on Academies Bill — New Academies Only Where There is Proven Need -rejected Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Bob Stewart was absent for a vote on Academies Bill — Personal, Social and Health Education in Academy School Curricula -rejected Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Bob Stewart was absent for a vote on Academies Bill — Require Academies to Comply with the School Admissions Code — rejected Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Bob Stewart was absent for a vote on Academies Bill — Academy Schools to Comply with Exclusion and Behaviour Legislation — rejected Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Bob Stewart was absent for a vote on Academies Bill — Selective Schools Becoming Academies Exempt from Requirement to Provide Education for Pupils of Different Abilities Show vote
  • On 19 Jul 2010: Bob Stewart 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: Bob Stewart voted to enable more schools in England to gain "Academy Status" and the consequent financial independence and removal from local authority control. Show vote

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