Sam Gyimah

Independent MP for East Surrey

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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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Sam Gyimah consistently voted for greater autonomy for schools

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about greater autonomy for schools:

  • On 29 Jan 2014: Sam Gyimah acted as teller for a vote on Opposition Day — Qualified Teacher Status Show vote
  • On 30 Oct 2013: Sam Gyimah acted as teller for a vote on Opposition Day — Require State School Teachers to Have or be Working Towards Qualified Teacher Status Show vote
  • On 11 May 2011: Sam Gyimah voted 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 May 2011: Sam Gyimah voted 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 Feb 2011: Sam Gyimah voted 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 Jul 2010: Sam Gyimah voted 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 26 Jul 2010: Sam Gyimah voted 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 Jul 2010: Sam Gyimah voted against allowing schools for children with special needs to become academies. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Sam Gyimah voted against requiring new academy schools to only be built in areas where there is a proven need for additional capacity. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Sam Gyimah voted against requiring academy schools to have a curriculum which includes personal, social and health education. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Sam Gyimah voted not to require Academy Schools to follow the School Admissions Code. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Sam Gyimah voted against requiring Academy Schools to comply with legislation on pupil exclusions and behaviour partnerships which would otherwise not apply to them. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Sam Gyimah voted 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 19 Jul 2010: Sam Gyimah voted 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 Jul 2010: Sam Gyimah voted to enable more schools in England to gain "Academy Status" and the consequent financial independence and removal from local authority control. Show vote

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