The Equality Act 2010 prohibits discrimination based on a set of protected characteristics, including gender, marriage and civil partnership and gender re-assignment.
It prohibits discrimination in the field of education. All educational establishments and local authorities are required to comply with equality legislation. There should be clear policies and guidance to help teachers and all staff to promote gender equality.
The EIS believes that all educationalists must go beyond compliance with the law and challenge sexism and sexist stereotypes and promote positive gender equality. This is a complex and often misunderstood area of education.