No form of discrimination is tolerated at Atkinson Road Primary Academy, but it is particularly important that children are taught about these protected characteristic groups and the importance of showing respect to people within these groups.
The Equality Act 2010 aims to prevent discrimination. It is illegal to discriminate against people based on these protected characteristics. Or Academy address this in a number of ways, such as through our carefully timetabled assemblies that address respect and tolerance. We also ensure that our curriculum is planned and delivered in order that children learn about these protected characteristics in an age-appropriate manner in PSHE lessons and invested in an extensive range of diversity, inclusivity and equality books for our school library.
The protected characteristics that are taught at our school are:
- marriage and civil partnership
- pregnancy and maternity
- race: can refer to colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins
- religion or belief: can refer to religious or philosophical beliefs, including a lack of belief
- sex: refers to a person's gender
- sexual orientation