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Protected Characteristics at Belton All Saints

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We have aligned Jigsaw PSHE lessons to the Equality Act. The grid below shows how particular Jigsaw lessons address these themes:

Protected characteristics What this refers to Links to Jigsaw
Age Where this is referred to, it refers to a person belonging to a particular age (for example 32 year olds) or range of ages (for example 18 to 30 year olds). Celebrating Difference Ages 10-11 Piece 3: Power Struggles
Gender reassignment The process of transitioning from one gender to another. Celebrating Difference Ages 5-6 Piece 6: Celebrating Me. Ages 7-8 Piece 5: Gender diversity Ages 8-9 Piece 1: Judging by appearances Ages 10-11 Piece 2: Understanding difference
Being married or in a civil partnership Marriage is no longer restricted to a union between a man and a woman but now includes a marriage between a same-sex couple. Same-sex couples can also have their relationships legally recognised as 'civil partnerships'. Civil partners must not be treated less favourably than married couples (except where permitted by the Equality Act). Celebrating Difference Ages 7-8 Piece 1: Families
Being pregnant or on maternity leave Pregnancy is the condition of being pregnant or expecting a baby. Maternity refers to the period after the birth, and is linked to maternity leave in the employment context. In the non-work context, protection against maternity discrimination is for 26 weeks after giving birth, and this includes treating a woman unfavourably because she is breastfeeding. Celebrating Difference Ages 3-4/4-5 Piece 3: Families Ages 7-8 Piece 1: Families
Disability A person has a disability if she or he has a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and longterm adverse effect on that person's ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. Celebrating Difference Ages 10-11 Piece 5: Celebrating difference
Race including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin Refers to the protected characteristic of Race. It refers to a group of people defined by their race, colour, and nationality (including citizenship) ethnic or national origins. Celebrating Difference Ages 9-10 Piece 2: Racism
Religion, belief or lack of religion/belief Religion has the meaning usually given to it but belief includes religious and philosophical beliefs including lack of belief (such as Atheism). Generally, a belief should affect your life choices or the way you live for it to be included in the definition. Celebrating Difference Ages 9-10 Piece 1: Different Cultures
Sex A man or a woman. Celebrating Difference Ages 6-7 Pieces 1&2: Boys and Girls
Sexual orientation Whether a person's sexual attraction is towards their own sex, the opposite sex or to both sexes. Changing Me Ages 10-11 Piece 4: Boyfriends and girlfriends

Picture NewsPicture NewsWe also use Picture news to support our Protected Characteristics. You can find an example of a half termly overview here.

Find out more about Picture News here: Teaching Resources for Assemblies | Picture News (picture-news.co.uk)


PSHE beyond Jigsaw

We strive to ensure that the principles of PSHE underpin all that we do in school. Our school rules and values support our positive learning culture and all staff contribute to maintaining a nurturing and safe environment for our children to come into every day.

We take every opportunity to engage in activities and events that enrich our PSHE curriculum and provide valuable learning experiences for our children.

Books that encourage our positive and guided discussion of the protected characteristics.

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