Guidance for inspectors on inspecting teaching of the protected characteristics during school inspections.


Inspecting teaching of the protected characteristics in schools


Equality and diversity impact assessment: inspecting protected characteristics



Some schools have raised questions about what they should teach in relation to the ‘protected characteristics’ in the Equality Act 2010, particularly the sexual orientation and gender reassignment characteristics.

This guidance explains Ofsted’s approach on inspection to evaluating how schools go about meeting their duties.

Published 17 September 2020
Last updated 7 December 2020 + show all updates

  1. Removed references to the ‘interim phase’ and updated the section about interim visits to maintained schools and academies.

  2. First published.