Public Equality Duty

Public Sector Equality Duty at Ancaster Church of England Primary School

Public Equality Objectives 2022-2025

We have published our Public Equality Objectives for the period 2022-2025. This is shown in the plan that is available by clicking the link below. This outlines 4 key areas in which the school is already working on, where the evidence exists that we are working towards meeting/exceeding this element and any potential next steps that can be taken to securely meet the objective. Click here to read our Public Equality Plan 2022-2025

A public piece of legislation is in place and this is called the Equality Act 2010. Click on the link below to access the full document.

Click here to read the Equality Act 2010

You will find here information about  how the school ensures it meets its Specific Equalities Duties (These are things our school must do).

The Public Sector Equality Duty requires our school to publish information about Equalities.

The Equality Act 2010 clearly states that the following groups must be taken into account.   People identified in the following groups are considered to have a protected characteristic.

Protected  Characteristics – school must take into account when publishing information and working alongside people connected with the school.

  • Disability
  • Sex (gender)
  • Race (ethnicity)
  • Pregnancy and Maternity
  • Religion and Belief
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Gender Reassignment

There are also 2 other protected characteristic that schools do not have a direct duty.

There are also two other protected characteristics for which schools do not have a direct duty.

  • Age
  • Marriage and Civil Partnership

The information we publish and  analyse must be clearly linked to the three aims (General Duties) of the Public Sector Equality Duty.  General Duties are the things that schools aim to achieve)

General Duties            

The three aims of the Public Sector Equality Duty are to:

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Act.
  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.
  • Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.

Specific Duties            

Much of the information and analysis will relate to the School Development Plan, evaluations and pupil data – we intend to use the information to improve education for all groups in the  school.  We want to make sure we know which pupils are doing well and less well so we can plan and improve.