David Heath

Cyn Democratiaid Rhyddfrydol MP ar gyfer Somerton and Frome

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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David Heath generally voted for greater autonomy for schools

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Major votes

  • On 11 Mai 2011: David Heath wedi pleidleisio 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 Mai 2011: David Heath wedi pleidleisio 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 Chw 2011: David Heath wedi pleidleisio 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 Gor 2010: David Heath wedi pleidleisio 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 Gor 2010: David Heath wedi pleidleisio against requiring new academy schools to only be built in areas where there is a proven need for additional capacity. Show vote
  • On 21 Gor 2010: David Heath wedi pleidleisio against requiring academy schools to have a curriculum which includes personal, social and health education. Show vote
  • On 21 Gor 2010: David Heath wedi pleidleisio not to require Academy Schools to follow the School Admissions Code. Show vote
  • On 21 Gor 2010: David Heath wedi pleidleisio against requiring Academy Schools to comply with legislation on pupil exclusions and behaviour partnerships which would otherwise not apply to them. Show vote
  • On 19 Gor 2010: David Heath wedi pleidleisio 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 Gor 2010: David Heath wedi pleidleisio to enable more schools in England to gain "Academy Status" and the consequent financial independence and removal from local authority control. Show vote
  • On 24 Mai 2006: David Heath Fe wnaeth pleidleisio no ar Education and Inspections Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 23 Mai 2006: David Heath Fe wnaeth pleidleisio no ar Education and Inspections Bill — Duty to encourage schools to become foundation schools — rejected Show vote
  • On 15 Maw 2006: David Heath Fe wnaeth pleidleisio no ar Education and Inspections Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 5 Chw 2002: David Heath Fe wnaeth pleidleisio yes ar Education Bill — Power of school to innovate without permission of the Secretary of State — rejected Show vote
  • On 24 Maw 1998: David Heath was absent for a vote on School Standards and Framework Bill — Third Reading Show vote

Minor votes

  • On 29 Ion 2014: David Heath wedi pleidleisio against requiring all teachers in all state-funded schools to have, or be working towards, Qualified Teacher Status. Show vote
  • On 30 Hyd 2013: David Heath was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Require State School Teachers to Have or be Working Towards Qualified Teacher Status Show vote
  • On 26 Gor 2010: David Heath wedi pleidleisio 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 21 Gor 2010: David Heath wedi pleidleisio against allowing schools for children with special needs to become academies. Show vote
  • On 21 Gor 2010: David Heath wedi pleidleisio 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 24 Mai 2006: David Heath Fe wnaeth pleidleisio yes ar Education and Inspections Bill — Regulate schools' admissions policies — rejected Show vote
  • On 24 Mai 2006: David Heath Fe wnaeth pleidleisio yes ar Education and Inspections Bill — End selection by ability — rejected Show vote
  • On 24 Mai 2006: David Heath Fe wnaeth pleidleisio no ar Education and Inspections Bill — Requirement "to have regard to" the Secretary of State's Code for School Admissions — rejected Show vote
  • On 23 Mai 2006: David Heath Fe wnaeth pleidleisio no ar Education and Inspections Bill — Acceptance of school rules a condition of admission — rejected Show vote
  • On 15 Gor 2002: David Heath Fe wnaeth pleidleisio yes ar Education Bill — Lords Amendment on Academies' Admissions Arrangements Show vote
  • On 6 Chw 2002: David Heath Fe wnaeth pleidleisio yes ar Education Bill — No requirements of attendance at a place of religious worship — rejected Show vote
  • On 6 Chw 2002: David Heath Fe wnaeth pleidleisio yes ar Education Bill — No requirements of attendance at a place of religious worship (No. 2) — rejected Show vote
  • On 6 Chw 2002: David Heath Fe wnaeth pleidleisio yes ar Education Bill — Abolish selection by aptitude in state schools — rejected Show vote
  • On 24 Maw 1998: David Heath Fe wnaeth pleidleisio yes ar School Standards and Framework Bill — End Partial Selection of Pupils — rejected Show vote
  • On 24 Maw 1998: David Heath was absent for a vote on School Standards and Framework Bill — Abolition of corporal punishment in schools Show vote
  • On 11 Maw 1998: David Heath was absent for a vote on School Standards and Framework Bill — Exemption from strict class size limits — rejected Show vote
  • On 11 Maw 1998: David Heath was absent for a vote on School Standards and Framework Bill — Grant Maintained Schools (Parental Ballot) — rejected Show vote

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