Your role under the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED)

All schools are required to comply with the Public Sector Equality Duty. Understand what your school has to do and what information it needs to publish.

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  1. There are 3 main elements under the PSED
  2. You must publish equality information and objectives
  3. Equality information: what to publish
  4. Equality objectives: what to publish
  5. School examples

The information in this article is covered in more detail in Chapter 5 of the Department for Education's (DfE) advice for schools

There are 3 main elements under the PSED

You're 'required to have due regard to the need to':

  • Eliminate discrimination and other prohibited conduct
  • Give equal opportunities to people who share a protected characteristic as with those who don't share it
  • Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who don't

What it means to have 'due regard'

Demonstrating awareness of your duties under the Act by assessing the impact any decision or action will have on people with protected characteristics Considering any equality implications when developing and approving policies, and reviewing them regularly with equality in mind Carrying out these analyses seriously, rigorously and with an open mind to integrate the PSED. This means your process must be more than a