Public Sector Equality Duty

We recognise the Public Sector Equality Duty 2011 and its three aims under the general duty for schools:
  1. Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimization and other conduct prohibited by the Act by removing or minimising disadvantages suffered by people due to their protected characteristics.

  2. Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not. By taking steps to meet the needs of people from protected groups where these are different from the needs of other people

  3. Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not. By encouraging people from protected groups to participate in public life or in other activities where their participation is disproportionately low.


Our school has considered how well we currently achieve these aims with regard to the eight protected equality groups: race, disability, sex, gender reassignment, age, pregnancy and maternity, religion and belief, sexual orientation

In compiling this equality information we have:

  • Identified evidence already in the school of equality within policies and practice and identified gaps.

  • Examined how our school engages with the protected groups, identifying where practice could be improved.

  • Analysed our effectiveness in terms of equality.


Additional Information is available in the following policies and documents; Behaviour Policy, Anti bullying policy, Attendance policy, SEND policy, Safeguarding policy, Online safety policy, Accessibility Plan and the School Website.



  1. The Headteacher has special responsibility for matters relating to Equalities

  2. The Chair of Governors has a watching brief for matters relating to Equalities.


The Leadership Team and Governing Body will annually review how well we are achieving these aims under the Equality Act.