The Equality Act 2010 offers protection against all forms of discrimination related to the nine protected characteristics of:
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:
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.
A clear presentation and all main points covered. I will think about protected characteristics in all elements of work in school and how we not just promote equality but provide equality.
Tutors were very knowledgeable, the training was useful in helping us to apply [The Equality Act] to our setting.
I have gained a good understanding of the Equality Act. I now know what outstanding practice looks like.
I now feel confident to review policies, update website with (equality) objectives related to School Improvement Plan.