Education and Adoption Bill — New Clause 3 — Schools Causing Concern — Involvement of Parents of Pupils — 16 Sep 2015 at 16:30

The majority of MPs voted against more involvement of parents of pupils when there are concerns over a school's performance.

MPs were considering the Education and Adoption Bill[1]

The proposed new clause rejected in this vote was titled Schools causing concern: involvement of parents and stated:

  • ‘(1) The Education and Inspections Act 2006 is amended as follows:
  • (2) After section 59 insert—
  • “59A Duties of Secretary of State, local authorities, and proprietors to parents when a school is eligible for intervention
  • When a school is eligible for intervention, the Secretary of State, the local authority, school governing body and proprietor must exercise their functions with a view to involving parents of registered pupils in decisions relating to the school under this Part and the Academies Act 2010.”
  • (3) In section 59 (Meaning of “maintained school” and “eligible for intervention”)—
  • (a) in subsection (1) after (c) insert—
  • “() an Academy school”
  • (b) after subsection (2) insert—
  • “(3) In this Part, references to the governing body of an Academy school are to be read as references to the proprietor of an Academy school.
  • (4) If an Academy school is found to be eligible for intervention under this Part, then the school is to be treated as a maintained school for the purposes sections 63 to 69, and the governing body is the proprietor of the Academy school. For the avoidance of doubt, an intervention under sections 63 to 69 takes precedence over any provision of the Academy arrangements made between the Secretary of State and the proprietor.”
  • (4) In section 60 (Performance standards and safety warning notice) in subsection (6) at end insert—
  • “(e) the parents of registered pupils”
  • (5) In section 60A (Teachers’ pay and conditions warning notice) in subsection (6) at end insert—
  • “(c) the parents of registered pupils”

The new clause was accompanied by an explanatory statement saying:

  • This new clause requires parents be involved in decisions about the future of their children’s schools.


Debate in Parliament | Source |

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Party Summary

Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.

What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con305 (+2 tell) 0093.0%
DUP3 0037.5%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent1 00100.0%
Lab0 198 (+2 tell)086.2%
LDem0 4050.0%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 1033.3%
UUP0 20100.0%
Total:309 209088.8%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

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no rebellions

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