The Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) and Equality Objectives for Greenhaugh First School
What is the PSED?
The Equality Act 2010 introduced a single, general duty for public bodies, including schools, and which extends to all "protected characteristics" - race, disability, sex, age, religion or belief, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity and gender reassignment.
There are three main elements within the act and in carrying out our functions, as a school, we must have regard to the need to:
1. Eliminate discrimination and the other conduct prohibited by the act.
2. Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.
3. Foster good relations across all characteristics - between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.
It should be noted that age is a relevant characteristic for schools when considering their duties as an employer but not in relation to pupils.