Teaching about equality and diversity
The protected characteristics
They are called protected because it is against the law to discriminate against someone because of these.
The 9 protected characteristics are:
We teach the children about these through a a variety of ways including:
- PSHE sessions
- Thrive sessions
- Discussions around bullying
- Smart School Council class meetings
- Our general ethos
- Through visits and visitors
It is important that these concepts are re-visited throughout the year and aim to ensure there are plenty opportunities for children to develop their understanding of these.