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The Equality Act

The Equality Act

Equality: Schools Duties

The Equality Act 2010 offers protection against all forms of discrimination related to the nine protected characteristics of:

  • age
  • disability
  • gender reassignment
  • marriage and civil partnership
  • pregnancy and maternity
  • race
  • religion or belief
  • sex
  • sexual orientation.

In May 2014 the DfE published ‘The Equality Act 2010 and schools: departmental advice for school leaders, school staff, governing bodies and local authorities
All schools including academies, have 2 duties:

    1. A General Duty to:
      • eliminate discrimination
      • advance equality of opportunity
      • foster good relations across all characteristics.

    2. A Specific Duty to:
      • publish information to demonstrate how they are complying with the Public Sector Equality     Duty
      • prepare and publish equality objectives.

How can the Equality Diversity Inclusion Team Help?

The Equality Diversity Inclusion Team (EDIT) offers schools and settings consultancy, training and support to ensure all educational establishments are able to meet their general and specific duties through all aspects of school life including policy, practice and across the curriculum.

For more details and information on how EDIT can help, please click one of the boxes below.

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You can get in touch with us using our designated contact page - contact EDIT here!