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Public Sector Equality Duty

The Public Sector Equality Duty is a duty on public authorities (including schools) to consciously consider how their policies or decisions affect people who share protected characteristics. This means aspects of a person’s identity that are protected under the Equality Act 2010. For school pupils, these are:

  • disability
  • gender reassignment
  • pregnancy and maternity
  • race
  • religion or belief
  • sex 
  • sexual orientation.