In the Equality Act 2010, nine characteristics were identified as ‘protected characteristics’. These are the characteristics where evidence shows there is still significant discrimination in employment, provision of goods and services and access to services such as education and health.
Each month, we focus on a specific Protective Characteristic within our Collective Worships and give examples of each through reading opportunities and discussion.
November focus- Religion and beliefs
During our collective worships this month, we are focusing on different religions and predominantly the clothing of different religions. Children have explored this through the following stories:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIgqyJlQiA4(Not Now Noor)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfmc_llybcU (The Proudest Blue)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daqYT4Xvas0 (The Swirling Hijab)
October focus- Age
During collective worship, we looked closely at prejudice around age. We then explored lots of people who were older in age and amazed us. We considered how we would respect people of all ages moving forwards.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qi-JpjbZD2g (The old woman who named things)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiGANn5tb0c (Miss Tizzy)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2edmMbjDF6c (The Tide)
September focus- Disability
Throughout the month of September, we will be celebrating disability through a range of stories and examples. Please find below some stories to share with your children at home to continue to conversation.
July Focus- Marriage and Civil Partnership
Throughout the month of July, we are focussing on 'Marriage and Civil Partnership'. The children in class celebrated how each of our families are different and that should be celebrated.
The children have explored a variety of books about this, some of which can be found below.
June Focus- Sexual Orientation
Throughout the month of June, we will focus on the Protected Characteristic of 'Sexual Orientation'. This has been explored at a whole school level through the book 'Pearl Power-The girl with 2 dads' which you can watch below.
It has also been further explored at an age appropriate level during class worship through the following texts:
April/May Focus- Gender
Throughout the months of April/May, we will focus on the Protected Characteristic of 'Gender'.
We have read the following books through collective worships and links can be found at:
March Focus- Race
Throughout the month of March, we will focus on the Protected Characteristic of 'Race'.
We have read the following books through our collective worships and links can be found at: