Burraton Community Primary School

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Equality and Diversity

Protected Characteristics

Promoting the Protected Characteristics at Burraton

 

We work to ensure that our children understand that:

There are no outsiders at Burraton

Everyone is different

We celebrate our differences

We are all equal in our differences

 

The Equality Act became law in 2010. It covers everyone in Britain and protects people from discrimination, harassment and victimisation. Everyone in Britain is protected. This is because the Equality Act protects people against discrimination because of the protected characteristics that we all have. Under the Equality Act, there are nine Protected Characteristics:

  1. Age
  2. Disability
  3. Gender reassignment
  4. Race
  5. Religion or belief
  6. Marriage or civil partnership
  7. Sex
  8. Sexual orientation
  9. Pregnancy and maternity

 

At Burraton, we actively promote these in our curriculum and work to embed them into our ethos.

Under the Equality Act you are protected from discrimination:

 

  • When you are in the workplace
  • When you use public services like healthcare (for example, visiting your doctor or local hospital) or education (for example, at your school or college)
  • When you use businesses and other organisations that provide services and goods (like shops, restaurants, and cinemas)
  • When you use transport
  • When you join a club or association (for example, your local rugby club)
  • When you have contact with public bodies like your local council or government departments

 

 

These books are read as class texts over the course of the year to encourage positive and guided discussion of the protected characteristics. At Burraton, we strive to create an environment where children can share their opinions and ask questions.

 

 Embedding the Protected Characteristics

How we promote the protected characteristics