Equality Duty
The Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) – South Bank University Sixth Form 2022

Public Sector Equality Duty Since April 2011, schools and academies have also been bound by a part of the Equality Act 2010 called the Public Sector Equality Duty (also known as the PSED, or simply the “Equality Duty”). The Equality Duty replaces the previous three sets of duties on schools and academies to promote disability, gender, and race equality through having equality policies and action plans for these groups.

The general duty is the overarching legal requirement for schools and means they must consider how their policies, practices and day-to-day activities impact on pupils and staff. South Bank University Sixth Form is required to have “due regard” to: 

• Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment, and victimisation. 
• Advance equality of opportunity. 
• Foster good relations. 

South Bank University Sixth Form Equality Objectives:

• By July 2023, 100 per cent of the staff will feel confident in responding effectively to prejudice-related incidents (including bullying), as shown by staff survey results 

• The percentage of students with SEND in Key Stage 4 achieving Grade 4 or above in mathematics & English will increase to 80 per cent by the end of 2022/23

• The attendance rates of disadvantaged pupils in Key Stage 4 will improve year-on-year to meet a target of 96 per cent attendance by the end of 2022-23

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