Makaton is a language programme using signs and symbols to help people to communicate. It is designed to support spoken language and the signs and symbols are used with speech, in spoken word order.
The Makaton Friendly scheme recognises local organisations and businesses that strive to make their services accessible to children and adults who use Makaton.
Rocklands School is proud to be recognised as 'Makaton Friendly'.
For more information, visit the Makaton website: https://www.makaton.org/
Donna Millais is Rocklands' Makaton Accredited Regional Tutor.
Welcome back its the start of a new school year. Wonder what Signs Of The Week we'll be seeing this term.
you can keep up to date with The Sign Of The Week by popping over to the Makaton website.
Makaton Taster Session.
Dear Parents and Carers,
I am pleased to offer you a Makaton Taster at Rocklands School.
The Makaton Taster is only a two hour session and will take place on Wednesday the 10th January 2018.
The cost of the Makaton Taster will be £4 pp, payable through Parent pay. For those children that are eligible for free school meals the cost of the session will be subsidised by school. If you feel you qualify please contact Anne to discuss this.
The Makaton Taster is designed to raise awareness of Makaton and to help people understand what Makaton is, who uses it, and how they can learn it. It is not training, however, if there is enough demand following this session, I will look into putting on formal training.
Makaton Regional Tutor /Teaching Assistant
Please return to the office by Friday 15th December.