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  • No Pens Day Wednesday 2014

    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
  • Makaton Motivators celebrated

    Makaton Motivators at The Grange holding up their certificates

    Last week we visited The Grange in Bookham, Surrey for their annual awards ceremony to celebrate the work of their Makaton Motivators: clients who use Makaton themselves and champion Makaton throughout the organisation, encouraging others, including all of the staff to use Makaton too!

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    On 08 Oct 2013 / By The Makaton Charity
  • BAFTA Cymru winner

    The BAFTA Cymru 2013 trophy

    Congratulations to all involved with S4C's Makaton children's programme Dwylo'r Enfys (Rainbow Hands), which is produced by Ceidiog, for winning an award in the Children’s Programme category at the British Academy Cymru Awards 2013.

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    On 01 Oct 2013 / By The Makaton Charity
  • Financial award winner

    Lizz Nelhams at the awards ceremony

    The Makaton Charity's Finance Manager, Lizz Nelhams, has won the award in the Planning and Budgeting category of this year's Sayer Vincent Financial Leadership Awards.

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    On 26 Sep 2013 / By The Makaton Charity
  • CEO joins Comms Trust Board

    Lysa Schwartz

    Lysa Schwartz, CEO of The Makaton Charity, has been appointed to the Programme Board of The Communication Trust. The Programme Board is responsible for the direction and management of The Communication Trust’s strategy and yearly operational plan...

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    On 06 Sep 2013 / By The Makaton Charity