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Equality, Diversity and Protected Characteristics

Equality, Diversity and Protected Characteristics

Hillmorton Primary School is an inclusive school where we focus on the well-being and progress of every child and where all members of our community are of equal worth.


We believe that the Equality Act 2010 provides a framework to support our commitment to valuing diversity, tackling discrimination, promoting equality and fostering good relationships between people. It also ensures that we continue to tackle the issue of disadvantage and underachievement for different groups.

Our approach to equality is based on the following key principles:


Our approach to equality is based on the following principles:


  • We recognise, respect and celebrate our differences                    
  • We are all equal in our differences


The Equality Act 2010 protects people from discrimination on the basis of the following 9 protected characteristics:


  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender Reassignment
  • Marriage and Civil Partnership
  • Race
  • Religion and Belief
  • Sex
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Pregnancy and Maternity


Every person has several of the protected characteristics, so the Act protects everyone against unfair treatment.


We are committed to working for equality for all our staff, parents/carers and children to meet our duties under the Equality Act 2010.

We eliminate discrimination by:


  • Adoption of the single Equality Scheme

  • Our behaviour policy ensures that all children feel safe at school and addresses prejudicial bullying

  • Reporting, responding to and monitoring all racist incidents

  • Regularly monitoring the curriculum to ensure that the curriculum meets the needs of our pupils and that it promotes respect for diversity and challenges negative stereotyping

  • Teaching is of the highest quality to ensure children reach their potential and all pupils are given equal entitlement to success

  • Tracking pupil progress to ensure that all children make rapid progress, and intervening when necessary

  • Ensuring that all pupils have the opportunity to access extra-curricular provision

  • Listening to and monitoring views and experiences of pupils and adults to evaluate the effectiveness of our policies and procedures.


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