Your role under the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED)

All schools and trusts are required to comply with the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED). Understand what your school/trust needs to do, the information it must publish and see examples from other schools/trusts.

Last reviewed on 15 December 2023
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Contents
  1. What is the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED)?
  2. There are 3 main elements under the PSED
  3. You must publish equality information and objectives
  4. Equality information: what to publish
  5. Equality objectives: what to publish
  6. School examples
  7. Trust examples

The information in this article is covered in more detail in chapter 5 of the Department for Education's (DfE) Equality Act 2010: advice for schools

What is the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED)?

The PSED was introduced by the Equality Act 2010 (referred to in this article as 'the Act') and applies to all state-funded schools, including maintained schools, academies, maintained nursery schools and maintained special schools. This is because they are public bodies delivering a public service.

If you're unsure whether or not the PSED applies to your school/trust, you should seek legal advice that takes your specific