Schools are required to publish information which is updated annually showing how they comply with the new Equality Duty and to set at least one equality objective every 4 years. The need to advance equality of opportunity is defined in the Equality Act 2010 as having due regard to the need to:
1 Remove or minimise disadvantages.
2 Take steps to meet different needs.
3 Encourage participation when it is disproportionately low.
The PED extends to the following protected characteristics:
Age (as an employer, not regarding pupils)
Pregnancy and Maternity