Equality information and objectives (statutory)
- Maintained Schools
- Free Schools
- Pupil Referral Units
Under specific duties, governing boards, 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 board free to delegate to a committee of the governing board, 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.
Equality, Diversity and Community Cohesion Guidance (updated February 2018)
BCC: Model Schools Equality and Cohesion Scheme (updated February 2018)
Summary of duties for schools and Academies under the Equalities Act (updated March 2012)
Further national guidance
Equality and Diversity Forum (EDF Equality Duty Support Package for the Voluntary Sector
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.