Learning Support Macmillan academy Post 16

At Macmillan Academy we want all students to achieve their full potential, including those with a learning difficulty, learning disability or any additional support need.

Learning Support

We aim to provide the appropriate resources and support to enable you to be successful in your chosen programme of study. Additional support available includes:


  • Individual support sessions
  • Provision of specialist equipment where required
  • Training on effective study skill techniques
  • Assessment for access arrangements in both lessons and exams
  • Support in the completion of application forms
  • Adaptation of teaching resources
  • Liaising with subject teachers to ensure all necessary provision is in place
  • Writing official reports on your learning difficulty/disability for students moving on to higher education
  • Working with the careers’ service to facilitate transition to the next stage of your education or training

Staffing

Key Members of Staff

  • Mrs E. Donaldson: Head of Learning Support and Specialist Dyslexia Teacher
  • Mrs F. Soppitt: Specialist Dyslexia Teacher
  • Miss R. Humble: Learning Support Administrator and Learning Support Assistant

Learning Support Assistants

Several of the Academy Learning Support Assistants have experience of supporting students at Post 16, both in lessons if necessary and on an individual basis.

  • Mrs J. Collantine: Experience in supporting students at Post 16
  • Mrs C. Cussons
  • Mrs W. McAvoy
  • Mrs A. Quinn
  • Mrs T. Richardson
  • Mrs V.Taylor
  • Mrs A. Cane

Examination Officers

The department works closely with the Academy examinations officers to ensure students are able to access their exams/coursework regardless of their additional needs.

  • Mrs J. Beckham
  • Mrs L. Collier

Specialist Agencies

The Academy Learning Support Department has links with a range of outside agencies including the Hearing Impairment Service, Speech and Language Service, Visual Impairment Service, EAL Service (English as an additional language) and Beverley School (specialist Autistic Spectrum Disorder support). We work with these agencies to ensure that you receive the help and support you need.

Getting Involved


The Learning Support Department actively encourages Post 16 students to get involved in supporting younger students through a range of activities.




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Latest News

Cultural Trip to New York

On Sunday 19 February 32 Post 16 students and 4 staff headed off on the first Post 16 visit to New York City. After a flight from Manchester to JFK airport the group were ready to see the sights and sounds of New York.

Marks & Spencer Placements

Macmillan Academy has recently made a meaningful community connection to Middlesbrough’s Marks and Spencer, who have gladly accepted an ongoing commitment to provide work experience to Year 12 Hospitality students.

Contact Us

Post 16 Macmillan Academy
Stockton Road
Middlesbrough
TS5 4AG

Phone: 01642 736583

Fax: 01642 353000

Email: post16@macademy.org.uk

Web: www.post16.co.uk

H: Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

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