A new Equality Act came into force on 1 October 2010. The Equality Act
brings together over 116 separate pieces of legislation into one single Act.
Combined, they make up a new Act that provides a legal framework to protect the
rights of individuals and advance equality of opportunity for all.
At Thompson Primary School we seek to protect individuals from unfair
treatment and promote a fair and equal society. The school has a Single Equality
Scheme in the school policy section of the website and an Access Plan available
from the school office, but in summary the nine main pieces of legislation that
have merged and give the context to our policy are: