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Equality

Equality Act 2010 As a public authority the Governing Body must comply with its legal duties contained within the Equality Act 2010 and associated regulations. Section 149 of the Equality Act created a single public sector equality duty (PSED) covering all strands of discrimination law. The School’s Governing Body recognises its public sector equality duty and in carrying out their functions will have due regard to the following matters when exercising this duty:

 the elimination of discrimination and other conduct prohibited by the Act,
 advancing equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it,
 fostering good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.

Protected Characteristics The Equality Act 2010 offers protection to people with ‘protected characteristics’. These are:-
 Age
 Disability
 Gender reassignment
Marriage and civil partnership
 Pregnancy and maternity
 Race
 Religion or belief
 Sex
 Sexual orientation