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:
At Abbey, we actively promote these in our curriculum and work to embed them into our ethos.
Our Equality Objectives
We have considered our school context, school data and current national issues relating to equality and we have identified 4 key objectives that our school will focus on this year. These objectives will help us to meet the three aims of the general duties required in the Equality Act 2010 to:
Our equality objectives are:
* Equality information will be updated annually and progress towards our objectives will be monitored and reviewed every year. In line with legislation, the objectives will be re-published formally, at least every 4 years.