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Equality Act 2010

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Last updated on 25 January 2017
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What 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.

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  1. 1 The Equality Act: guidance for schools
  2. 2 The Public Sector Equality Duty
  3. 3 Reasonable adjustments for people with disabilities
  4. 4 Schools may take proportionate action to help disadvantaged pupils
  5. 5 Health-related questions for job applicants are prohibited

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