Maintained Schools, Academies, Free Schools, Pupil Referral Units
Under specific duties, governing bodies, local authorities and proprietors are required to draw up equality objectives every four years. Publication of information in future years should include evidence of the steps being taken and progress made towards meeting these equality objectives. Governing Bodies should annually publish information demonstrating how they are meeting the aims of the general public sector equality duty.
Governing body free to delegate to a committee of the governing body, an individual governor or the head teacher.
Information on how the school is meeting the aims of the public sector equality duty to be published annually; equality objectives to be reviewed every four years.
BCC: Model Schools Equality and Cohesion Scheme (PDF) (updated October 2018)
Equality and Diversity Forum (EDF Equality Duty Support Package for the Voluntary Sector:
National Association of Headteachers summary of how it recommends its members should implement the Equality Act’s general and specific duties:
As schools are required to update at least annually their published information on meeting the public sector equality duty. It is strongly recommended that the report and associated objectives should be published on the School’s website.