Public Sector Equality Duty at Nelson Primary School

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

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

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
Publish information

  • You will find here information about our school community

Equality Objective – Action Plan

Equality Objectives – Actions we will take after careful thought (analysis)

Much of the information and analysis will relate to the school improvement plan, evaluations and student 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.

A lot of this information is already being used by the school to develop the school and improve what we are doing. We will use information which tells us we could be doing better to plan for the future and include these actions in our Equalities Objectives which you will find also published here.

This information is meant to be clear and simple. If you have any problem with the way we have written it and can think of a way we can make the information clearer please let us know. You may contact Ann Thorne or Deena Osborne for further information.