THE EQUALITY ACT 2010
n 2010 one of the last acts of the Labour government was to bring together equalities legislation under one single Equality Act. After some watering down by the coalition, the act is now in force.
For schools, including academies, this means that from April 2012 they have a duty to publish information showing how they comply with their equality duty and what objectives they are setting
in order to further eliminate discrimination and harassment.
School reps are in a position to keep a check on their own institution. There is a really useful, easy to understand guide that is downloadable from the TUC, free of charge.