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Reach South Academy Trust

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Applegate Class is named after Jessica Jane Applegate, Paralympic Swimmer. Jessica has a diagnosis of autism.


James Coomber

Autism SEND Teacher 

Personal Development Lead


The Applegate Class timetable is an adapted secondary model timetable. The pupils access core subjects with Mr Coomber, Physical and Sensory sessions with the Physical  and Sensory Team can chose two of the following Pathway subjects which they access in the Pathway setting: Catering, Motor Vehicle, D.T., P.E., Animal Care, Computing/Creative Media, Hair and Beauty, Music, Business and Enterprise, Art. 


Physical and Sensory Team



       Darren Mullings                       Aisha Farmilo                       Hannah Stephens

  Physical and Sensory Lead     Autism SEND Teacher           Autism SEND Teacher                  

Pathway Team



        Howard Cale                       Andrew Cameron                        Darren Mullings

  Autism SEND Teacher           Autism SEND Teacher              Autism SEND Teacher

          Catering                                Computing                                   Sport/P.E.

Personal Development         Personal Development              Personal Development



       Tracy Robertson                            Cara Mead                            Glenn Hilary

 Autism SEND Teacher             Autism Re-Integration            Autism SEND Teacher

Animal Care/ Hair and Beauty         Animal Care                       Motor Vehicle/ D.T. 

Personal Development                                                            Personal Development


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