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.
Philippa Whitford generally voted against academy schools
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On 22 Mar 2016:
Philippa Whitford 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 13 Apr 2016:
Philippa Whitford was absent for a vote on Schools White Paper — Academies
On 25 May 2016:
Philippa Whitford voted to oppose good or outstanding schools being forced to become an academy and to oppose further increases in university tuition fees.
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