The department aims to raise the aspirations of young people of all abilities and every social background by educating them to the highest measurable standards by providing them with a varied rich diet of activities and experiences.
The Physical Education Department at Macmillan Academy has a large number of sporting fixtures every week with up to 100 students regularly representing the Academy. The quantity of fixtures played enhances the development of our students both on and off the sports field and allows them to build relationships with staff and students from opposing schools.
The depth of the enrichment programme has allowed students to choose activities that they enjoy participating in and, in some cases, develop into high level performers.
Macmillan Academy Physical Education Department is one of the largest in the North East and was classed as “Excellent” by OFSTED in 2005, concluding that:
“Teaching and learning are very good and occasionally excellent. Enthusiastic, inspirational teaching motivates and inspires students to work hard.”
We are very proud of our educational and competitive successes. The department offers coherent, academic, vocational and performance pathways that strongly support student progress.
The strength of the subject and the department allows us to support the Academy’s specialism in Outdoor Learning. In addition, staff play an active role in the Academy’s Training School supporting newly qualified teachers and those in teacher training. Beyond the Academy strong links exist with the Youth Sport Trust and Tees Valley Sport. Staff are committed to raising the profile of sport within the local area and work with colleagues from other schools as part of the Middlesbrough School Sport partnership and the District Sports Association.
There are very strong academic and vocational pathways. The department runs the following courses.
Further details of these courses can be found on the link to the left.
Students have consistently achieved very high levels of success in local, regional and national competitions and also gain very high levels of attainment and achievement in GCSE PE, A Level Sport & PE, BTEC First and BTEC National Certificate in Sport.
Many students, particularly those studying BTEC courses, perform well above the grades in which they were targeted. Achievement across KS4 and KS5 courses is good to outstanding. Teaching and learning are strengths within the department. Lessons observed are also good to outstanding.
Physical Education provision is outstanding. Key Stage 3 students receive three hours of Physical Education per week split into a 2 hour and a 1 hour lesson. Key Stage 4 students receive a 2 hour lesson each week.
Participation within PE lessons is compulsory. If a student is injured or ill they are expected to bring a note with them explaining the problem, the note must be from a parent/guardian. For more information please read the following document: Participation in Physical Education at Macmillan
Currently the Department comprises 14 full time staff and part time members of staff, including a teaching assistant and support assistant.
The large department is led and managed by the Head of PE & Sport and is responsible for all matters relating to staffing, the curriculum and its content, the extra curricular programme and student’s learning.
As a successful department within the Academy, we aim to set the highest standards in curricular and extra curricular activities; this is achieved through a co-ordinated approach in a close knit team of staff. The members of staff are experienced and work well as a team spending time in Department meetings, on training and observing each other teach to provide the highest quality teaching and learning experiences.
The Department is supported in team games and other enrichment activities by many other non-specialist teachers who enable the delivery of an extensive range of sporting opportunities.
|Miss S King||Head of PE & Sport|
|Mr O Stanton||Senior Leader – Student Development|
|Mr S Coates||School Sports Co-ordinator and Level 3 BTEC Sport Co-ordinator|
|Mrs H Richardson||Core PE Co-ordinator|
|Mr M Featherstone||GCSE PE and Level 2 BTEC Sport Co-ordinator|
|Mr L Richardson||Community and Excellence Co-ordinator|
|Mr T Atkinson||A Level PE Co-ordinator|
|Mrs A Scott||Physical Education Teacher / Head of Year|
|Miss J Wilson||Physical Education Teacher|
|Mrs C Alderson||Physical Education Teacher|
|Mrs J Weighell||Physical Education Teacher|
|Mrs J Payne||Physical Education Teacher|
|Miss A Murray||Teaching Assistant|
|Mr M Carr||Support Assistant|
Currently we have the use of:
In 2007, developments included:
We have also forged strong links with Goals Soccer Centre on Stockton Road. This facility is used for curricular and extra curricular teaching and provides 5 a side and 7 a side astro turf pitches for use during the day.