The Equality Act became law in 2010 and this protects people from discrimination. Under the Equality Act, there are nine Protected Characteristics:

  • Disability
  • Race
  • Religion or belief
  • Sex
  • Age
  • Gender reassignment
  • Marriage or civil partnership
  • Sexual orientation
  • Pregnancy and maternity
You are protected from discrimination:
  • at work
  • in education
  • as a consumer
  • when using public services
  • when buying or renting property
  • as a member or guest of a private club or association

The 9 Protected Characteristics are actively promoted at Marine Park Primary through: 


  • Our school vision and ethos statements and our SDP.
  • Our school vision


At Marine Park Primary School, we value education in the broadest sense because it has the power to change and improve people’s
lives. We believe that every child really does matter, and so their full potential is met, we will ensure they have the opportunities and
experiences to;




  • Our school behaviour policy
  • Conscious role modelling by all adults in the school community
  • Active engagement and communication with parents and carers
  • Assemblies
  • The promotion of British values in school life
  • Developing a love of reading through a range of authors and genres
  •  Discussion within curriculum subjects, taking a cross-curricular approac
  • Within school and outside of school, varied competitions are organised by our PE  lead.
  • Art projects and visits
  • School Council
  • Educational experiences and visits
  • Real-life learning outside the classroom
  • Guest speakers
  • Developing links with the local community
  • Extra-curricular activities, after-school clubs, charity work and work within the local community
  • Safer recruitment, retention and staff development