New Guidance has been issued by the Scottish Executive to help education authorities and schools understand their obligations under on the Equality Act 2006. Education authorities and schools are expected to have regard to this guidance in exercising any of their educational functions. The guidance also applies to nurseries providing education and managed by local authorities.
The Equality Act, which is an Act of the UK Parliament, makes it unlawful to discriminate on grounds of religion or belief (including lack of religion or belief) when goods, facilities and services are being provided. These provisions extend to the delivery of education and other services by schools and apply to the whole of the UK.
To download this guidance, click here.