Diversity & Equality

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Diversity and Equality

The Equality Act 2010 put in place a number of duties for public bodies, including schools, to ensure that they have due regard to certain ‘protected’ groups.

All public bodies and schools must have due regard to:

  1. Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation.
  2. Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.
  3. Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.

There are 9 protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010 and all schools should be able to demonstrate that no form of discrimination is tolerated and that pupils show respect for those who share the protected characteristics.  


The 9 Protected Characteristics are:

At Holy Rosary RC Primary,  we ensure that our children are given opportunities to develop age-appropriate knowledge and understanding through our existing curriculum offer.  This enables children to experience and understand these characteristics in context.

We believe that children should be able to recognise themselves and their circumstances so they can see their lived experiences validated and valued.

Different Families, Same Love

During Spring term 2022, we celebrated

“Different families, Same Love”

Watch this video to see what Year 2 know about families.

All year groups celebrated by engaging in activities such as family portraits, School family logos and creating Parent guides.