St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School

To protect with love, all of God’s gifts

Public Sector Equality Duty

Principles
The Public Sector Equality Duty 2011 has 3 main aims:

*Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Act.
*Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.
*Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.

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 member of the school community should feel safe, secure, valued and of equal worth. We want to provide an environment which is free from unlawful discrimination, harassment or victimisation of any kind. We want to educate our pupils in an environment which recognizes, celebrates and draws upon the diversity of Bradford and offers equal respect, appropriate support and fair rewards for all our pupils.

At our school, equality is a key principle for treating all people the same. The Equality Act defines eight ‘Protected Characteristics’ :

Age
Disability
Gender reassignment
Pregnancy and maternity
Race
Religion and belief
Gender
Sexual orientation

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