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 policy

Our model policy: 

  • Includes the equality information schools need to publish and the equality objectives schools need to set all in 1 document
  • Is in line with relevant requirements and good practice
  • Is designed for you and your schools to adapt
  • Approved by Forbes Solicitors

The requirements this policy helps you meet and how to use it

The public sector equality duty (PSED) requires schools to:

  1. Publish information to demonstrate how they're complying with the PSED – you must update this published information at least every year 
  2. Prepare and publish equality objectives – you must update these objectives at least once every 4 years

Setting this policy won't meet the