Diversity and Protected Characteristics

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At Burton-on-the-Wolds we work together to ensure that all our children understand that:

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. From these nine, we have decided to focus on: Age, Disability, Race, Religion/belief, Sexual orientation and Gender (Sex). We achieve this throughout the curriculum and below sets out our reading spine linked to PSHE. There is a focus book each half term to support the theme (from Jigsaw) linked to a protected characteristic. Due to the nature of the topic, the characteristics often link with each other through a given text. Pupils will often lead this through different questions and enquiries and our staff are skilled at facilitating this.

Embedding Protected Characteristics into the whole ethos of Burton * Whole School Assemblies and Picture News Assemblies * Inspirational speakers * Behaviour Policy * Vision and Values * Wider curriculum *clubs * British Values * Reading a range of authors and genres * Curriculum subjects * School council, Eco Council * Charity work * Links with the local community * Trips and educational visits