At Senacre Wood Primary School, we are committed to ensuring equality of education and opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents and carers, irrespective of race, gender, disability, faith or religion or socio-economic background. We aim to develop a culture of inclusion and diversity in which all those connected to the school feel proud of their identity and able to participate fully in school life.

At Senacre Wood Primary School, we believe that diversity is a strength, which should be respected and celebrated by all those who learn, teach and visit here.

Under the Equality Act 2010, the school complies with the Public Sector Equality Duty. The equality duty now includes all those with protected characteristics, which makes it unlawful for a school to discriminate against someone because of a protected characteristic.

For school pupils, these are:

  • disability
  • gender reassignment,
  • pregnancy and maternity
  • race
  • religion or belief
  • sex
  • sexual orientation.


The Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) has three main elements:

  • Eliminate discrimination and other conduct that is prohibited by the Act
  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it
  • Foster good relations across all characteristics – between those who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.

The duty to have “due regard” to equality considerations means that whenever significant decisions are being made or policies developed, thought must be given to the equality implications.

At Senacre Wood Primary School, we recognise and accept our equality duties as set out in the Equality Act 2010. We have due regard to the need to ensure that persons with a protected characteristic are not disproportionately, negatively impacted as a result of our decision or policy making. We positively foster good relations between and within different groups of pupils and the wider school community.

We also recognise and accept our duty to have due regard to the need to prevent
people from being drawn into terrorism (The Prevent Duty 2015) and promote the
fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and
mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

We will ensure we identify opportunities for promoting our vision, the key
concepts and our duties on equality legislation across all aspects of school

Equality Objectives