Accessibility plan: requirementsYour school must have an accessibility plan. Find out what your plan needs to include, and follow our step-by-step guide to make sure you stay compliant.
Accessibility plans: audit checklistsDo you have examples of accessibility audit templates? We link to school accessibility audit checklists from local authorities and a disability access audit consultancy. We also link to a school's completed checklist, and relay advice from one of our experts about how often audits should be conducted.
Daily collective worship: requirements and guidanceWhat constitutes a daily act of worship? We outline the requirement for schools to provide collective worship. We look at what collective worship may entail and where it can take place. We outline how pupils and teachers can withdraw from collective worship.
Equality Act 2010What obligations are placed on schools under the Equality Act 2010? In this article, we set out some of the main provisions of the Equality Act that affect schools. We also point to advice issued by the Department for Education, and the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Equality Act 2010: reasonable adjustmentsKnow the rules about providing reasonable adjustments for pupils and staff with disabilities, and be sure about how to decide whether an adjustment would be 'reasonable'. You can also find guidance on adjustments for school trips and providing auxiliary aids.
Equality action plans: guidance and examplesAre there examples of equality action plans? Schools are no longer required to have an equality action plan, but school leaders might find one useful. We link to examples of plans from primary and special schools, and a template from a local authority.
Gender pay gap reporting: template and requirementsIf you’ve got more than 250 employees in your school, you need to publish and report specific figures about your school's gender pay gap. Find out how to calculate the figures and use our template to present your data.
Single equality schemes: examplesAre there examples of single equality schemes? We link to templates of schemes from local authorities, and examples of schemes from nursery, primary and secondary schools. We also refer to guidance on the Public Sector Equality Duty and the removal of the requirement to produce equality schemes.
The Public Sector Equality Duty in schools: demonstrating complianceWhat information could we publish to show we comply with the PSED? We relay Department for Education guidance on the kind of information schools could publish to demonstrate compliance. We also link to examples of published information from primary, secondary and special schools.
The Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) in schoolsWhat must schools do under the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED)? The PSED applies to all schools and replaces previous equality duties related to race, disability and gender. We look at Department for Education advice on the PSED and outline what schools need to do to meet the requirements.
Anti-racist reading lists for staffTo create an anti-racist curriculum and teach in a way that's truly inclusive, you and your staff need to first understand the issues. These books and resources should support you on this journey.
Create an anti-racism action plan to suit your school communityFind out how feedback from your school community should inform your anti-racism action plan, so you can address the specific problems faced in your school. Learn how to set specific objectives, meaningful action steps and achievable milestones, and how to measure progress so you know your school's on the right track.
How to talk to pupils about race, racism and Black Lives MatterNewTalking to pupils about race and racism has always been important, but it’s taken on a new sense of urgency since the death of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter protests around the world. It’s important you address these issues with pupils of all ages, and this is how to do it.