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Protected Characteristics

The teaching of 'protected characteristics' at St Mark's CE Primary School:


We work to ensure that our children understand that:


  • There are no outsiders at St Mark's
  • Everyone is different
  • We celebrate our differences
  • We are all equal in our differences


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: