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Reach South Academy Trust

Our central mission is for Reach South pupils to aspire to achieve beyond the expectations that others place on them.

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14-16 Provision - Phase 3/Key Stage 4.


On this page you will find:

Tutor Group information:

Phase 3

Year 9:  Apple, Chestnut, Fir

Year 10 - Elm, Sycamore

Year 11 - Apple, Cedar, Rowan

Curriculum Design

Tutor Group Information:

Apple - Tutor: Mrs T Robertson


Chestnut - Tutor: Mr K Smith


Fir - Tutor: Mr H Cale


Elm - Tutor: Miss S O'Reilly 


Sycamore - Tutor: Miss A Farmilo


Cedar - Tutor: Mr A Cameron


Rowan - Tutor: Mr D Mullings

Key Contacts:

      Miss Ben-Ali        Phase 3/ KS4 Lead                                                 

If your query is more subject specific i.e. you wish to understand more about a specific subject/pathway or course then please contact the following;


English                Miss Page           

Maths                  Mr Lewis                                   

Science               Miss Ben-Ali      

PE                       Mr Mullings       

Humanities         Miss O’Reilly        

ICT                     Mr Cameron      

Apple SEND teacher   Mrs Robertson    




Sport, leisure & tourism         Mr Mullings        

Business and Enterprise        Mrs Cameron      

Outdoor learning                   Mr Hurles                                            

Outdoor learning                   Mr Bell                                                                

Engineering & Transport       Mr Smith            

Hospitality, catering & events         Mr Cale    

Phase 3/Key Stage 4 (14- 16)

Entry level Cohort/Functional Skills Cohort:

Learning builds on the foundations and approaches of link primary phase cohort. Learners benefit from a positive relationship with their tutor who delivers their learning in core subjects through a thematic approach. Pupils attend ‘pathway’ learning of special interest alongside peers from their phase. 

GCSE Cohort

GCSE cohort. Pupils are supported to manage transitions and organisational requirements around accessing and making progress within an age appropriate curriculum through approaches such as TEACCH. Pupils learn from subject specialists where there is a greater focus on depth of knowledge within the subject. 

Flexibility – Academic Pathway

Our experience indicates that pupils with a diagnosis of autism may have a ‘special interest’ that they excel in e.g. Maths.
As a result, we will look to provide opportunity for pupils to follow an entry level pathway in a range of core subjects but then study their area of ‘special interest’ at a higher level e.g. GCSE Maths

Specific curriculum pathways

In addition to the core offer, all pupils will follow one specific curriculum pathway related to an area of pupil’s interest, outcomes in the EHCP and preparation for transition into adulthood.
These pathways (list below) will deliver a range of key outcomes that include:
  • A range of accreditation within this chosen pathway (in line with cognitive ability)
  • Accreditation in relation to the key aspects of preparation for adulthood that include, health, employability, community inclusion and independent living. All pupils will be expected to complete work experience and travel training.
  • CIAG and supported transition into post-16 provision.
The proposed curriculum pathways are:
  • Sport, leisure and tourism
  • Business, enterprise and creative media
  • Outdoor learning, environment and countryside management
  • Engineering and transport
  • Hospitality, catering and event management