Public Sector Equality Duty
Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED)
We seek to be a community that places learning at the centre of all its activities and a school that offers achievement, success and recognition. We will treat everyone at Gumley House Convent School fairly, celebrating difference and meeting different needs so that all members of our school community are free to live, learn and enjoy.
At Gumley House, we aim to promote equality and diversity and tackle any form of discrimination. We seek to remove any barriers to access, participation, attainment and achievement.
The Equality Act 2010 introduced a single Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED), which came into effect in April 2011. It applies to public bodies, including maintained schools and academies.
Equality Documents required:
Schools are no longer required to produce single equality schemes, although under the PSED we are required to publish information demonstrating compliance with the PSED, as well as a set of equality targets. The PSED does requires that schools publish an Accessibility Plan. You can find that document under the Policies Section of our website.
Additionally, you can access our Equalities Objectives.
At Gumley House, this means that:
- Leadership are aware of the duty and have due regard when making a decision or taking an action, and we assess whether it may have implications for people with particular protected characteristics
- Consulting and involving those affected by inequality, in the decisions we take to promote equality and eliminate discrimination, including families, pupils, staff and members of the local community
- We consider equality implications before and at the time we develop policy and take decisions, not as an afterthought, and that we keep policies and practice under review on a continuing basis
- The PSED is integrated into the way we carry out the school’s functions, and the analysis necessary to comply with the duty is carried out seriously, rigorously and with an open mind
- In line with DfE requirements, Gumley House does not delegate responsibility for carrying out the duty to anyone else.