At school

  • Team Choir: winners on the day

    St Giles Schhol's Team Choir

    How did Derby's St Giles Primary Special School Choir fare when they entered a maistream Christmas choir competition? 

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    On 21 Dec 2016 / By Karen Brownhill
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  • Curious Kittens Nursery

    Three girls and two boys from Curious Kittens Nursery with their Nakaton Friendly certificate

    It gives us real pleasure to see the smiles on the faces of the children when they show us they are proud of their achievements when learning new signs, or just through having that opportunity to be able to communicate without the worry of not being understood.

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    On 24 Jun 2016 / By Kelly B
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  • Our Makaton Day

    Jacob laughing

    A huge thank you to everyone at Middlestown Junior and Infant School in Wakefield who held a Makaton Day and raised a magnificent £450 for The Makaton Charity! This is how they did it...

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    On 27 Oct 2015 / By Rosemary Thompson
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  • Little Learners

    Girl signing red

    Little Learners is a Makaton Friendly pre-school in Penzance. Two years ago, they started to promote the use of Makaton: their vision was to teach all their children a core level of signing which could enable both their own communication and with others they would meet...

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    On 18 May 2015 / By Emily S
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  • ARK Rose Primary Academy

    Young girl signing dinner

    I am so passionate about communication and have seen such amazing breakthroughs with the children, young people and their families that I have taught, and that whatever role I have had, I just always wanted to make a difference and I believe teaching Makaton helps me do that.

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    On 28 Apr 2015 / By Josephine Hayes
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  • Portesbery School

    A teacher helps a boy pupil with his PECS symbols

    We encourage parents to attend our courses and one parent commented that her daughters face lit up to realise that Mum was speaking her language and she was then able to show her Mum some signs!

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    On 23 Mar 2012 / By Clare P
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  • Old Park School

    Old Park School in Dudley relocated to its new building in November 2011. Makaton signage was planned into the build project from an early stage. The vision has been to develop a total communication environment both indoor and outdoor.

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    On 20 Mar 2012 / By Jonathan Wiggin
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  • The Hug

    Tracy King, with her daughters Rachael and Sarah

    Tracy King, our Family Advisor, explains how Makaton and caring support from expert staff helped her daughters become happy at school, where they gained emotionally, socially and educationally...

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    On 09 Mar 2012 / By Tracy King
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  • Using Makaton for Maths

    Cards from Makaton for Maths, showing sign and symbol for 'add'

    When I discovered the Makaton for Maths resource I could see its benefits for mathematics classes and can see that all of the children in the class, not just the child with the identified learning need would benefit from sign and symbol support for numeracy sessions.

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    On 07 Mar 2012 / By Rachel B
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