Updated January 2024
All members of the school staff and governing body are passionate about promoting equality inline with the public sector equality duty (PSED). We want all children to have the write conditions and opportunities to be happy and succeed.
What is the Public Sector Equality Duty?
The single Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) came into effect in April 2011 as a result of the Equality Act 2010. It requires public bodies to promote equality and replaced three pre-existing duties relating to disability, race and gender equality.
The PSED applies to all maintained and independent schools, including academies, and maintained and non-maintained special schools.
The Department for Education (DfE) has published non-statutory advice that sets out schools' obligations under the PSED.
Paragraph 5.1 explains that the PSED extends to the following protected characteristics:
The Public Sector Equality Duty covers three areas:
1) Eliminating Discrimination
2) Advancing Equality of Opportunity
3) Fostering Good Relations
Specific Responsibilities for the School
Schools are required to update this published information at least annually and to publish objectives at least once every four years. These can be found in our Equality Policy in the policies section of our website.
What is school doing to eliminate discrimination, advance equality and foster good relations across all characteristics?
Mr Dewar-Willox is the staff lead on equality. Susan Turner is the Governor with responsibility for this important area.