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  • No Pens Day Wednesday evaluation

    No Pens Day Wednesday case study

    Over 3,600 schools and settings signed up to No Pens Day Wednesday 2014. As part of the evaluation process, The Communication Trust have published twelve case studies about the innovative activities that schools and settings organised for the day and the impact it had...

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    On 27 Jan 2015 / By The Makaton Charity
  • Advent calendar 2014

    People from Bridge College, with their backs turned to the camera, waiting to start their advent calendar song

    Need something to brighten up these dark January days? Take a look at our video of behind the scenes footage and highlights of our 2014 advent calendar.

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    On 12 Jan 2015 / By The Makaton Charity
  • No Pens Day Wednesday

    No Pens Day Wednesday 2014 logo

    No Pens Day Wednesday is all about encouraging early years settings, schools and specialist provisions to put down their pens and to run a day of speaking and listening activities...

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    On 10 Sep 2014 / By The Makaton Charity
  • 0 to 25 special needs system

    Cover of Implementing the 0 to 25 special needs system: advice for local authorities and health partners

    An updated implementation pack that gives advice to local authorities and health partners about implementing the 0 to 25 special needs system from September 2014 has been released...

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    On 09 Jul 2014 / By The Makaton Charity
  • Lanterns wins national award

    Shine a Light logo

    Lanterns Nursery School and Childen's Centre in Winchester has been highly commended in the Early Years Setting of the Year category at the 2013/2014 Shine a Light Awards for their work supporting children with special educational needs (SEN).

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    On 29 Apr 2014 / By The Makaton Charity
  • Mrs Jean Parratt (1923–2014)

    Mrs Jean Parratt

    It is with deep sadness that we share the news that Mrs Jean Parratt has died. Jean was instrumental in the development of Makaton signing and training and was our first National Signing Advisor...

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    On 23 Jan 2014 / By The Makaton Charity
  • Advent calendar 2013

    Children dressed as angels and as reindeer

    Need something to brighten up these wet and windy January days? Take a look at our video of behind the scenes footage and highlights of our 2013 advent calendar...

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    On 08 Jan 2014 / By The Makaton Charity