Equalities Information and Objectives

Brookmead School demonstrates a strong culture of inclusion and through the vision, values and culture of the school.  Staff and governors are committed to promoting equality of opportunity across the school community and take seriously the requirements of the Public Sector Equality Duty as defined by legislation in 2010:  http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2010/15/section/149.

What is the Public Sector Equality Duty?

The single Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) came into effect in April 2011 as a result of the Equality Act 2010. It requires public bodies to promote equality and replaced three pre-existing duties relating to disability, race and gender equality. The PSED applies to all maintained and independent schools, including academies, and maintained and non-maintained special schools. The Department for Education (DfE) has published non-statutory advice that sets out schools' obligations under the PSED.

Protected Characteristics

Paragraph 5.1 explains that the PSED extends to the following protected characteristics:

The main elements of the PSED

Paragraph 5.1 of the document explains that the PSED has three main elements. In carrying out their functions, public bodies are required to have due regard to the need to: 

Brookmead has 'due regard'

Paragraph 5.4 of the DfE's advice says that 'due regard' has been defined in case law and means giving "relevant and proportionate consideration to the duty".

For us a a school, this means:

Specific Duties

The PSED introduces secondary legislation in the form of specific duties. The duties require schools to: 

Schools are required to update this published information at least annually and to publish objectives at least once every four years.

Equalities information and equalities objectives

Equality Objectives reviewed 2023

Equality objectives 2023.pdf
Brookmead School Accessibility Plan 2021-24.pdf