Lord Darling of Roulanish

Former MP

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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Lord Darling of Roulanish 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 11 Mar 1998: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted no on School Standards and Framework Bill — Exemption from strict class size limits — rejected Show vote
  • On 11 Mar 1998: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted no on School Standards and Framework Bill — Grant Maintained Schools (Parental Ballot) — rejected Show vote
  • On 24 Mar 1998: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted no on School Standards and Framework Bill — End Partial Selection of Pupils — rejected Show vote
  • On 24 Mar 1998: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on School Standards and Framework Bill — Abolition of corporal punishment in schools Show vote
  • On 24 Mar 1998: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on School Standards and Framework Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 5 Feb 2002: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted no on Education Bill — Power of school to innovate without permission of the Secretary of State — rejected Show vote
  • On 6 Feb 2002: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted no on Education Bill — No requirements of attendance at a place of religious worship — rejected Show vote
  • On 6 Feb 2002: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted no on Education Bill — No requirements of attendance at a place of religious worship (No. 2) — rejected Show vote
  • On 6 Feb 2002: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on Education Bill — Abolish selection by aptitude in state schools — rejected Show vote
  • On 15 Jul 2002: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted yes on Education Bill — Lords Amendment on Academies' Admissions Arrangements Show vote
  • On 15 Mar 2006: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted yes on Education and Inspections Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 23 May 2006: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted no on Education and Inspections Bill — Duty to encourage schools to become foundation schools — rejected Show vote
  • On 23 May 2006: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted no on Education and Inspections Bill — Acceptance of school rules a condition of admission — rejected Show vote
  • On 24 May 2006: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted no on Education and Inspections Bill — Regulate schools' admissions policies — rejected Show vote
  • On 24 May 2006: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted no on Education and Inspections Bill — End selection by ability — rejected Show vote
  • On 24 May 2006: Lord Darling of Roulanish 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: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted yes on Education and Inspections Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 19 Jul 2010: Lord Darling of Roulanish 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: Lord Darling of Roulanish 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: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted to allow schools for children with special needs to become academies. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on Academies Bill — New Academies Only Where There is Proven Need -rejected Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on Academies Bill — Personal, Social and Health Education in Academy School Curricula -rejected Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on Academies Bill — Require Academies to Comply with the School Admissions Code — rejected Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on Academies Bill — Academy Schools to Comply with Exclusion and Behaviour Legislation — rejected Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Lord Darling of Roulanish 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 26 Jul 2010: Lord Darling of Roulanish 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: Lord Darling of Roulanish 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 8 Feb 2011: Lord Darling of Roulanish 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: Lord Darling of Roulanish 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: Lord Darling of Roulanish 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: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted to require state school teachers to have, or be working towards, qualified teacher status. Show vote
  • On 29 Jan 2014: Lord Darling of Roulanish 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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