Learn Makaton with a professional tutor and find out more about learning in UNISON

Published April 13, 2016 at 12:08

Learn Makaton with a professional tutor and find out more about learning in UNISON

Date: Friday 3rd June

Time: 10am – 2pm

Venue: UNISON Regional Office, Arena Point, 1 Hunts Bank, Manchester, M3 1UN

10am – 1pm

Makaton taster session with Helen Adams (BSc MPhil MRCSLT) Regional Makaton Tutor/Speech and Language Therapist – Please see detailed agenda attached.



1pm – 2pm ‘Lunch and Learn’ session – let us know your thoughts on what next for our school support staff development programme and find out more about learning in UNISON.

Open to all our colleagues working in both the Primary and Secondary sectors, this short Makaton taster programme will be delivered by an expert in the field. Makaton is a language programme using signs and symbols to help people communicate. It is designed to support spoken language and the signs and symbols are used with speech, in spoken word order. Makaton takes away the frustration for people who have struggled to communicate meaningfully or effectively.

Following the training, members are welcome to stay for dinner at our ‘lunch and learn’ session to find out more about other learning opportunities in UNISON and offer your thoughts on what should be included in our development programme for school support staff.

All training and refreshments are included free of charge as one of the many benefits of your UNISON membership. A pocket book of Makaton signs can be purchased by members at a reduced cost of £5 at the event, which includes a UNISON subsidy of £3.99.

To apply for a place, please complete the attached form and return to UNISON, Town Hall, Blackburn, BB1 7DY

For further details please contact UNISON Regional Learning Organiser Tom Jenkins at t.jenkins@unison.co.uk or 07817 121 628.


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