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Public Sector Equality Duty


Public sector equality duty

The Equality Act 2010: advice for schools provides information as to how schools can demonstrate compliance with the Public Sector Equality Duty. It can include details of how the school is:

  • eliminating unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct prohibited under the Equality Act 2010
  • advancing equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not
  • fostering good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not
  • consulting and involving those affected by inequality in the decisions your school or college takes to promote equality and eliminate discrimination - affected people could include parents, pupils, staff and members of the local community

As public bodies, academies and FE institutions must comply with the public sector equality duty in the Equality Act 2010 and the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties and Public Authorities) Regulations 2017. This means schools must publish:

  • details of how the school complies with the public sector equality duty- this must be updated every year
  • the school’s equality objectives - this must be updated at least once every 4 years


Please click here to view a copy of our Trust Public Sector Equality Duty Statement