Public Sector Equality Duty


Buglawton Primary School

Public Sector Equality Duty 


Our school aims to meet its obligations under the public sector equality duty by having due regard for the need to:

  • Eliminate discrimination and other conduct that is prohibited by the Equality Act 2010
  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it
  • Foster good relations across all characteristics – between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it 

What is the Public Sector Equality Duty (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. 

Legislation and guidance

This document meets the requirements under the following legislation: 

This document is also based on the Department for Education (DfE) guidance: The Equality Act 2010 and schools.

Roles and responsibilities

The governing board will:

  • Ensure that the equality information and objectives as set out in this statement are published and communicated throughout the school, including to staff, pupils and parents
  • Delegate responsibility for monitoring the achievement of the objectives on a daily basis to the headteacher

The SLT will:

  • Promote knowledge and understanding of the equality objectives amongst staff and pupils
  • Monitor success in achieving the objectives and report back to governors
  • Ensure there is an annual focus on one of the nine protected characteristics

 How does Buglawton Primary School comply with the Public Sector Equality Duty?

The school has a range of policies which make explicit the school’s commitment to actively promoting equality of opportunity for all. The main policies that deal with equality of opportunity are: 

  • British Values 
  • SMSC Policy
  • Accessibility Policy
  • Equality and Diversity policy 
  • SEND policy 
  • Behaviour policy 
  • Religious Education Policy 
  • Relationships and Sex Education Policy

Buglawton Primary School prides itself on being an inclusive school that cares for every individual child. In doing so, we promote and deliver a range of strategies to ensure that we comply with the Public Sector Equality Duty.   It is through weekly our weekly themes that are explored in assemblies and learning sessions that give all of our pupils the opportunity to discuss and explore the values that underpin the PSED.

Equality objectives

Under the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) the school is required to set Equality Objectives and our published information must be updated annually. 

Objective 1: To analyse statistical data (admissions, attendance, attainment) to ensure that there are not any trends that could be the cause of discriminatory behaviour or actions

Objective 2: To raise awareness of the protected characteristics within the school by having an annual whole-school focus.  This year’s focus is on 'No Outsiders: Everyone is welcome'; thus developing an awareness and understanding of diversity in the UK

Objective 3: To close gaps in attainment and achievement between pupils and all groups of pupils; especially boys and girls, pupils eligible for free-school meals, pupils with special educational needs and disabilities, and looked-after children. 


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