Public Sector Equality Duty 2011

The PSED or Public Sector Equality Duty came into effect in April 2011 and has three main parts. This duty replaces all previous duties (for example the Disability Discrimination Act, 2001 and Disability Equality Duty, 2005). Public bodies, including schools are required to have due regard to the need to:

  • Eliminate discrimination and other conduct that is prohibited by the Equality Act 2010
  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.
  • Foster good relations across all characteristics, and between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.

At Ss John & Monica's we meet the requirements of the Duty

We have an accessibility plan in place which forms part of the policies we have in place to ensure that pupils, staff and other stakeholders such as parents and visitors to school receive equal opportunities in the protected characteristics (e.g. age, race, disability, gender).

We are continually trying to improve the school environment and curriculum to make it easier for all pupils, parents, staff and visitors to access the building and services we provide. In addition we are looking at ways to improve our spoken and written communication between the school and our pupils, parents and other interested parties.

For the school year 2015 (to 2018) we work through our objectives using a cohesive Accessibility Plan.

SS John and Monica's Catholic Primary School is an inlusive, welcoming and safe community and we want everyone who spends time with us to feel supported and have access to whatever they need to make their time with us run smoothly. If there is anything we can do make it easier for you to visit our school or access the information we provide then please ask us and we will do our best to help you.

If you have any specific needs that you wish to discuss with us, please make an appointment and we will be happy to see you.

Updated - October 2017

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