Jim Shannon

Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights)

DUP MP ar gyfer Strangford

@JimShannonMP https://facebook.com/Jim-Shannon-MP-477928115581090

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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Jim Shannon generally voted for greater autonomy for schools

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Major votes

  • On 11 Mai 2011: Jim Shannon 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: Jim Shannon 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: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio 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 26 Gor 2010: Jim Shannon was absent for a vote on Academies Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 21 Gor 2010: Jim Shannon was absent for a vote on Academies Bill — New Academies Only Where There is Proven Need -rejected Show vote
  • On 21 Gor 2010: Jim Shannon was absent for a vote on Academies Bill — Personal, Social and Health Education in Academy School Curricula -rejected Show vote
  • On 21 Gor 2010: Jim Shannon was absent for a vote on Academies Bill — Require Academies to Comply with the School Admissions Code — rejected Show vote
  • On 21 Gor 2010: Jim Shannon was absent for a vote on Academies Bill — Academy Schools to Comply with Exclusion and Behaviour Legislation — rejected Show vote
  • On 19 Gor 2010: Jim Shannon was absent for a vote on Academies Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 19 Gor 2010: Jim Shannon was absent for a vote on Academies Bill — Second Reading Show vote

Minor votes

  • On 21 Chw 2022: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio to generally require publicly funded schools in England to ensure each pupil receives face-to-face careers guidance and two weeks’ worth of compulsory work experience. Show vote
  • On 29 Ion 2014: Jim Shannon was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Qualified Teacher Status Show vote
  • On 30 Hyd 2013: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio against requiring state school teachers to have, or be working towards, qualified teacher status. Show vote
  • On 26 Gor 2010: Jim Shannon was absent for a vote on Academies Bill — Clause 16 — Pre-commencement applications etc Show vote
  • On 21 Gor 2010: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio against allowing schools for children with special needs to become academies. Show vote
  • On 21 Gor 2010: Jim Shannon 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

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