# Equal Opportunities

Public Sector Equality Duty

The Public Sector Equality Duty came into force across Great Britain on 5 April 2011. It means that public bodies have to consider all individuals when carrying out their day-to-day work – in shaping policy, in delivering services and in relation to their own employees.

It also requires that public bodies have due regard to the need to:

• eliminate discrimination
• advance equality of opportunity
• foster good relations between different people when carrying out their activities

The school policies and documents (Single Equality Policy, Single Equality Scheme) relating to this can be found on our Policies page.