Equality information & objectives statement
The equality information and objectives statement should be reviewed at least every four years. The governing body is free to delegate approval of the statement to a committee of the governing body, an individual governor or the head teacher. During the review process equality objectives should be drawn up. Schools are then required to publish information annually demonstrating how they are meeting the aims of the general public sector equality duty.
The requirement for an equality information and objectives statement is driven by the Equality Act 2010 and the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) Regulations 2011. The Department for Education (DfE) has specifically produced advice for schools on the Equality Act 2010. The Equality and Human Rights Commission's mandate is to challenge discrimination, and to protect and promote human rights. They have produced guidance for schools and further education providers.