Early day motion 2632

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FORCED ACADEMIES IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS

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.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Alexander, Heidi Labour Party Lewisham East 06.02.2012
Barron, Kevin Labour Party Rother Valley 08.02.2012
Bayley, Hugh Labour Party York Central 05.03.2012
Blackman-Woods, Roberta Labour Party City of Durham 08.02.2012
Burden, Richard Labour Party Birmingham Northfield 01.02.2012
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 25.01.2012
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 25.01.2012
Clark, Katy Labour Party North Ayrshire and Arran 25.01.2012
Connarty, Michael Labour Party Linlithgow and East Falkirk 02.02.2012
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 24.01.2012
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 30.01.2012
Cruddas, Jon Labour Party Dagenham and Rainham 21.02.2012
Cunningham, Alex Labour Party Stockton North 21.02.2012
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 12.03.2012
Cunningham, Tony Labour Party Workington 01.02.2012
Danczuk, Simon Labour Party Rochdale 26.04.2012
Davies, Geraint Labour Party Swansea West 25.01.2012
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 31.01.2012
Doran, Frank Labour Party Aberdeen North 08.02.2012
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 31.01.2012
Francis, Hywel Labour Party Aberavon 30.01.2012
Gapes, Mike Labour Party Ilford South 01.02.2012
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 26.01.2012
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 25.01.2012
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 06.02.2012
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 30.01.2012
Jackson, Glenda Labour Party Hampstead and Kilburn 24.01.2012
Kaufman, Gerald Labour Party Manchester Gorton 01.02.2012
Lammy, David Labour Party Tottenham 23.01.2012
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 01.02.2012
Mahmood, Khalid Labour Party Birmingham Perry Barr 20.02.2012
Mann, John Labour Party Bassetlaw 20.02.2012
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 25.01.2012
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 30.01.2012
Mudie, George Labour Party Leeds East 23.02.2012
Nandy, Lisa Labour Party Wigan 23.02.2012
Osborne, Sandra Labour Party Ayr Carrick and Cumnock 02.02.2012
Pearce, Teresa Labour Party Erith and Thamesmead 08.02.2012
Qureshi, Yasmin Labour Party Bolton South East 01.02.2012
Riordan, Linda Labour Party Halifax 05.03.2012
Robinson, Geoffrey Labour Party Coventry North West 22.03.2012
Ruddock, Joan Labour Party Lewisham Deptford 02.02.2012
Sharma, Virendra Labour Party Ealing Southall 28.02.2012
Slaughter, Andy Labour Party Hammersmith 24.01.2012
Vaz, Valerie Labour Party Walsall South 20.02.2012
Walley, Joan Labour Party Stoke-on-Trent North 23.02.2012
Wood, Mike Roy Labour Party Batley and Spen 20.02.2012