Physical education

Miss Claire Jerome – Y7 Year Leader / PE Subject Leader

Miss Kady Harrison – maternity leave

Miss Sarah Shead – maternity cover

Mr Andy Jowitt

Mr Chris Megarrell


For more details about the PE curriculum, please email

Physical Education is an integral subject at The Macclesfield Academy, where students are challenged to stretch themselves to develop social, physical and emotional skills. These skills are nurtured through well-structured fun and engaging lessons taught by the Academy’s excellent PE staff.


  • To inspire students to develop a lifelong commitment to physical activity
  • To equip all students with the knowledge and resilience to be effective practitioners in physical activity
  • To gain an understanding of a wide breadth of different physical activities that can be participated in.


All students in the Academy are taught twice over a two week timetable where they are introduced to a varied curriculum.  The lessons are planned to give students the greatest opportunity to participate in an innovative and creative curriculum.  Each lesson in PE will present opportunities to develop different skills such as coaching, leadership, officiating as well as continuing to develop physical abilities.

Term 1 Sep – Dec
Girls  – Netball

Boys – Football

Indoor Athletics Hockey Fitness
Term 2 Jan – Apr
Gymnastics OAA Trampolining Handball
Term 3 Apr – July
Rounders Cricket Volleyball Tennis


Leadership is extremely important, not just in PE but as a life skill. The PE department recognise this and we provide students in every year a chance to help out with local primary school activities that the Academy offer to our partner primaries. In addition, all students in Year 10 complete the Sports Leader Award. All those students that help out at these various events develop skills such as organisation, timing, confidence and teamwork which help them to develop their abilities as a leader. The Sports Leader Award is a recognised qualification which allows students to demonstrate their leadership qualities.

Student feedback from the leadership programme is extremely positive and we always have a high number of volunteers for each event.


Extra curricular is a vital part of the Academy life and the PE department offer a range of activities for students to come and join in with. Extra curricular isn’t just after school either, we provide opportunities for participation before, during and after, to a range of abilities not just those wanting to reach the top of their sport. We believe sport is for all.

All extra curricular provision is free to Academy students.  The timetable for the period 16th April to 25th May 2018 is as follows.  All abilities welcome.

Extra-Curricular Monday Tuesday  











3- 4:00 pm


You must have full Macclesfield Academy PE kit


All free of charge


(All years)

(Sports Hall)

 (CJJ + SAS)



Girls’ Football

 (All Years)


(Crewe Alexandra Coach + SAS)

Staff training



Enrichment-Sign up for a sport!


(PE Department)

Running Club

 All Years

(Meet at sports hall)










(All Years)





(All years)

(Sports Hall)



Sport Fixtures


(Teams will be notified)


Staff and KS4 fitness in the sports hall


4pm – 5pm


KS4 Gym Club

 (Years 10 & 11)

(College Gym )



You need to sign up with Mr Jowitt


The Macclesfield Academy offers the Edxcel version of the PE GCSE. The course is split 60% practical (four sport) and 40% theory (one exam).  Students who choose GCSE PE are enthusiastic about wanting to develop their knowledge of sporting activities and in addition wanting to develop their understanding of how the body works during exercise and the theory of sports participation. Students at The Macclesfield Academy make better than expected progress on average in GCSE PE and we are very proud of our GCSE students who continue to excel in this fun but challenging GCSE.


The following is a list of items of kit that are expected for every PE lesson:

  • Blue shorts with The Macclesfield Academy logo (compulsory)
  • Blue tracksuit bottoms (optional)

Students can wear either shorts or tracksuit bottoms for lessons but one must be worn.

  • Blue polo shirt with The Macclesfield Academy logo (compulsory)
  • Blue tracksuit top (optional)
  • Long blue navy socks to allow shin pads to be worn (compulsory)
  • Shin pads (compulsory for hockey and football)
  • Gum shield (recommended for hockey, compulsory for rugby)
  • Blue/black gloves (winter only)
  • Trainers (compulsory)

No hoodies, leggings or branded tracksuit bottoms/shorts.