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Protected Characteristics

Promoting the Protected Characteristics at Freegrounds Infant School.

 

We work to ensure that our children understand that:

  • There are no outsiders at Freegrounds Infant School
  • 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:

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender reassignment
  • Race
  • Religion or belief
  • Marriage or civil partnership
  • Sex
  • Sexual orientation
  • Pregnancy and maternity

 

At Freegrounds Infant School, 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

 

At Freegrounds Infant School, we ensure that our children are given opportunities to develop age-appropriate knowledge and understanding through a well-planned and delivered curriculum.  

 

We believe that children should be able to recognise themselves and their circumstances so they can see their lived experiences validated and valued. 

 

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