Last reviewed on 2 December 2022
Statutory/mandatory for: Maintained schools Academies Free schools Independent schools Sixth-form colleges Further education Pupil referral units Non-maintained special schools

Use our model policy document and guidance on writing objectives to help you comply with the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED).

Download our model equality information and objectives policy

Our model:

  • Is approved by Forbes Solicitors
  • Is designed for you to adapt to suit your school’s context
  • Takes account of relevant requirements and good practice

See examples from schools

Equality statement and policy

Ashdown Primary School in East Sussex has an equality statement and policy. The policy outlines:

  • The school's approach
  • Its duties
  • The roles and responsibilities of staff, pupils and parents/carers

Equality objectives

Hayes School, a secondary school in Bromley, has its equality objectives on its website. The 7 objectives include:

  • Promoting cultural understanding
  • Improving accessibility across the school
  • Reducing incidences of homophobia, and sexist and racist language by students

You must have at least 1, but there's no suggested number beyond that. The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) recommends having more than 1 because in most cases you’ll be able to improve equality for more than 1