Hertford St Andrew CE Primary School

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Public Sector Equality Duty

Equality Duty


    What is the Public Sector Equality Duty (the PSED)?

    The Public Sector Equality Duty requires public bodies to promote equality.  This requires all public bodies to recognise and prevent discrimination against all protected characteristics. These are:

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


    Our aims

    All schools are required to meet their obligations under the public sector equality duty. Hertford St Andrew does this by having due regard to 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



    Our actions 

    The school has a developed range of policies which make explicit our deeply held commitment to actively promoting equality of opportunity for all.


    The main policies or statements that deal with equality of opportunity are:

    • British Values
    • Accessibility Plan
    • Equality Duty
    • SEND policy
    • Behaviour Policy
    • Anti-bullying policy
    • Maternity & Paternity Policies
    • Collective worship policy
    • RSE Policy


    Hertford St Andrews is fully compliant with all legislation relating to equality, including but not limited to:

    • The Equality Act 2010
    • The SEND Code of Practice 2015


    Hertford St Andrew's Equality Duty can be read in full below


    Equality Objectives beginning Academic year 2023-2024

    Under the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) the school is required to set Equality Objectives. Our published information must be updated annually and objectives published at least once every four years. These objectives directly link to the school’s Accessibility Plan  and are explained in detail in our Equality Duty document.


    Objective 1: To train all members of staff and governors on SEND, equal opportunities and non-discrimination and ensuring that all new starters are inducted into this training. This will support our development of a non-discriminatory culture.


    Objective 2: To ensure that future reviews of all school policies are informed by our PSED objectives from October 2023.


    Objective 3: To further develop and embed our school curriculum so that in meeting the needs of our children, all protected characteristics are considered and children learn the importance of tolerance, acceptance, respect for difference, and the importance of equity of opportunity. This will be taught in a way suited to the children's levels of development.

    Equalities Statement 2019-2023