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Petition Amend the Equality Act 2010: National curriculum and protected characteristics

The Government should create a new ‘National Curriculum content review & reform’ section in the Equality Act, with the purpose of requiring content relating to Protected Characteristics to be structurally instituted throughout the National Curriculum.

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The Act’s Education Section in current form has no requirement for National Curriculum content to counteract a core source of prejudice, particularly against BAME people, Women and LGBT+ people, out of date unbalanced curricula content. The motivation behind the ‘History Month’ Movement [BHM, and LGBT+] and the Equality Act itself indicate the need for this action, as do Covid 19, recent events in the US and the ‘Me Too’ movement.

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