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FORCED ACADEMIES IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2632: tabled on 23 January 2012

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 47 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House believes that the Government's threats to force primary schools in Haringey to become academies are undemocratic and threaten to reverse many of the improvements made in those schools in the last year; notes that these forced changes are opposed by parents, governors and teachers at those schools; further notes that the academies policy of the previous administration did not force schools to become academies against their will; understands that the Secretary of State for Education is threatening schools in other areas, including Birmingham, Bradford, Bristol, Durham, Essex, Kent, Lancashire, Leeds and Northamptonshire; further believes that raising and maintaining high standards in primary schools is vitally important but that the most successful approaches work with the school community; further notes that there are many methods of raising standards apart from forcing academies, but that the Secretary of State has ignored these methods; and calls on the Government to end its policy of forcing primary schools to become academies and to work with parents, governors and teachers to raise standards.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Alexander, Heidi
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2012
Lewisham East
Barron, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2012
Rother Valley
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2012
York Central
Blackman-Woods, Roberta
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2012
City of Durham
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2012
Birmingham, Northfield
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2012
North Ayrshire and Arran
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2012
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2012
Bolton North East
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2012
Dagenham and Rainham
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2012
Stockton North
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2012
Coventry South
Cunningham, Tony
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2012
Workington
Danczuk, Simon
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2012
Rochdale
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2012
Swansea West
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2012
Heywood and Middleton
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2012
Aberdeen North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2012
Newport West
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2012
Aberavon
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2012
Ilford South
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2012
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2012
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 February 2012
Portsmouth South
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2012
Luton North
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2012
Manchester, Gorton
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 1 February 2012
Brighton, Pavilion
Mahmood, Mr Khalid
Labour
Signed on 20 February 2012
Birmingham, Perry Barr
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 20 February 2012
Bassetlaw
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2012
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2012
Mansfield
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2012
Leeds East
Nandy, Lisa
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2012
Wigan
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2012
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Pearce, Teresa
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2012
Erith and Thamesmead
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2012
Bolton South East
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2012
Halifax
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2012
Coventry North West
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2012
Lewisham, Deptford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2012
Ealing, Southall
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 20 February 2012
Walsall South
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2012
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 20 February 2012
Batley and Spen

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.