The Equality Act 2010: staff briefing

Use our 30-minute briefing to get your staff up to speed on their responsibilities under the Equality Act 2010. Make sure they know their protected characteristics from their reasonable adjustments, and use our scenarios to help staff embed their learning.

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  1. 30-minute briefing: summary of the Equality Act 2010

30-minute briefing: summary of the Equality Act 2010

Use this presentation to make sure staff are aware of their roles and responsibilities when it comes to equality and inclusion.

The briefing is adaptable so you can personalise it to your school's context.

You'll cover:

  • What the Equality Act 2010 is
  • What the 9 protected characteristics are
  • Exceptions for pupils and schools
  • The different types of discrimination people are protected from
  • Disability discrimination and reasonable adjustments 
  • Positive action


Adapt the yellow highlighted parts to suit your school's context.

Staff briefing: Equality Act 2010 - presentation PPT, 1.2 MB

Facilitator notes

Use these facilitator notes as your step-by-step guide to preparing for and delivering this briefing.

Staff briefing: Equality Act 2010 - facilitator notes DOC, 2.6 MB

Staff handout

You can download a handout of the briefing's key points, to distribute to staff.

Staff briefing: Equality Act 2010 - handout DOC, 172.0 KB

Scenarios handout

Staff briefing: Equality

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