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Makaton workshops for parents

Dear Parents & Carers,

RE: Makaton Beginners’ Workshop

The school is offering the Beginners’ Makaton Workshop for parents and carers of pupils at Old Park School in January. This training route is recommended for Parents and Carers of Makaton users.


The Workshops, modules 1-4 will be held in the Training Room at the school commencing Tuesday 23rd January 2018.


The training is offered free of charge but there is a fee of £25.00 per person which covers the cost of the Makaton  Participants’ Manuals and an Attendance Certificate on completion of the workshop. 


The Makaton website describes the Beginners’ workshop in the following way:


 “The Beginners' Workshop provides a practical introduction to the Makaton Language Programme. Sessions include discussing commonly asked questions, hints and tips for effective signing and symbol use and how to start using Makaton in everyday situations at home or work. You will also learn the signs and symbols for Stages 1-4 and Additional of the Core Vocabulary. You will receive two workshop manuals, which include the signs and symbols that you have learned. You will also be given a certificate of attendance”


More information is available via:



Mr. J. Wiggin           Deputy Head Teacher & Regional Makaton Tutor