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Moulsham High School

Protected Characteristics

Protected Characteristics

The Equality Act became law in 2010 and this protects people from discrimination. Under the Equality Act, there are nine Protected Characteristics:

  • Disability
  • Race
  • Religion or belief
  • Sex
  • Age
  • Gender reassignment
  • Marriage or civil partnership
  • Sexual orientation
  • Pregnancy and maternity
You are protected from discrimination:
  • at work
  • in education
  • as a consumer
  • when using public services
  • when buying or renting property
  • as a member or guest of a private club or association
You are also protected from discrimination if:
  • you are associated with someone who has a protected characteristic, for example a family member or friend
  • you have complained about discrimination or supported someone else’s claim
The 9 Protected Characteristics are actively promoted at our school through:
  • Our core values
  • Character Education Programme
  • Faculty curriculums
  • Our behaviour policy
  • Conscious role modelling by all adults in the school community
  • Active engagement and communication with parents and carers
  • Assemblies
  • PSHE lessons
  • RE lessons
  • Tutor activities
  • Sporting, Art and Cultural Events
  • Educational visits
  • Real-life learning outside the classroom
  • Guest speakers
  • Developing links with local, national and international communities
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Charity work
Embedding Protected Characteristics into the whole ethos of Moulsham High School promotes:
  • An understanding of the importance of recognising and combating discrimination
  • An increase in self-confidence, self-esteem and self-knowledge
  • Responsibility for their own behaviour
  • Respect for different cultures
  • Understanding of how they can contribute positively to lives of others
  • An understanding of Equality, Human Rights and Protected Characteristics
  • An acceptance that other people having different faiths or beliefs to oneself (or having none) should be accepted and tolerated, and should not be the cause of prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour

Bridge Academy Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 07663795.

Registered Office: Community Building, Bridge Academy Trust, Brian Close, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 9DZ.

Tel: 01245 202 937