Schools with "Academy Status" are given financial independence and freedom from local authority control. Votes have also been held on what requirements ought be made of Academy Schools in relation to admissions, exclusions and personal, social and health education.
Jon Ashworth consistently voted against academy schools
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On 25 May 2016:
Jon Ashworth voted to oppose good or outstanding schools being forced to become an academy and to oppose further increases in university tuition fees.
On 13 Apr 2016:
Jon Ashworth voted against turning all primary and secondary schools in England into academies, shifting control over them from local councils to central government.
On 22 Mar 2016:
Jon Ashworth voted against the March 2016 budget which contained plans to spend £56bn more than was expected to be taken in, introduced a policy of requiring all schools to become academies and introduced a new soft drinks levy.
On 11 May 2011:
Jon Ashworth 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.