Manchester Health Academy’s PE department has been awarded the School Games Mark Gold, a fantastic achievement that ranks the school in the top 20% of schools nationally for the Academic year 2017-18.
The visiting inspector said, “It’s very clear the MHA PE staff have a big impact on the students’ lives and do far more than just teaching lessons and being concerned about passing PE accredited courses in KS4. It was refreshing that PE staff were aware of the clubs the children play for outside of school and have extremely strong links with the local clubs and the children’s parents. “
He also commented on the Academy’s holistic approach to PE, school sport and the link into the local community, saying they demonstrated “some of the best examples of this from the 325 schools I have visited over the last 6 years”
The School Games Mark is a government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Participating in this process allows schools to evaluate their PE provision and assists them in developing an action plan for future progress
Head of PE, Mr Brown, said “The department was awarded the Bronze Award in 2016-17 for the first time in the school’s history. As a department, we then planned a vision to gain the Silver Award for 2017-18 and set ourselves the aspirational target of the Gold is Award by 2020. I am so proud of my team and other staff who have supported the department over the last year to be awarded the Gold Mark.”