At St Mary’s equality for all within our community is at the centre of our school. Our school vision states: Let your light shine before others – Matthew 5:16. This carries within it a belief that we create opportunities for all.
What are protected characteristics?
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:
Under the Equality Act you are protected from discrimination
The 9 Protected Characteristics are actively promoted in school through
Embedding Protected Characteristics into the whole ethos of St Mary’s promotes
How Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (including RSE) supports Protected Characteristics
This element of the Curiosity Curriculum is supported through the Islington PSHE ‘You, Me, PSHE’ scheme of work. It is a progressive and developmental programme of study that, through its themes, addresses all aspects of the protected characteristics in an age appropriate and sensitive way.
Central to Christian theology is the truth that every single one of us is made in the image of God. Every one of us is loved unconditionally by God. We must avoid, at all costs, diminishing of any individual to a stereotype of a problem. At St Mary’s we offer a community where everyone is a person who is known and loved by God, and supported to know their intrinsic value.
At St Mary’s this is championed through our school vision which shapes all aspects of our school life. This is, in turn, scrutinsed through regular church school inspections (SIAMs) and OFSTED.
We believe that equality at our school should permeate all aspects of school life and is the responsibility of every member of the school and wider community. Every individual in our community should feel safe, secure and valued in an environment that champions respect for all. All children should be treated with equal dignity.
At St Mary’s equality for all within our community is at the centre of our school. Our school vision states: Let your light shine before others – Matthew 5:16. This carries within it a belief that we create opportunities for all. Understanding ourselves and respect for others is paramount, and we aim to nurture and develop positive spiritual, moral, social and cultural attitudes within our school community. Religious education and collective worship are central to the life of our school, whilst reflecting the rich variety of religious traditions and diversity of our society. This is reflected our commitment to our school equality objectives.