Training and Outreach


We are able to offer a range of courses to support parents, community groups and professionals including Makaton, symbol exchange, autism, behaviour for learning and communication technology.

Our current Makaton Courses are listed below.  If you would like further information on these courses, or to discuss any other need, please contact Debbie Wilkinson either by phone on 01228 554286 or through the form below.


Here at James Rennie School we have two Makaton Tutors, who deliver a range of Makaton Workshops to Teachers, School Staff, Parents, Carers and Members of the Public:


Debbie Wilkinson - Regional Makaton Tutor

Michelle Walton - Local Makaton Tutor

Makaton Beginners Workshops:


Course 1:  5 x evening sessions - Thursdays, 4pm - 6pm, 4th October - 8th November 2018 at James Rennie School

Course 2:  4 x morning sessions - Fridays, 9.30am - 12.30pm, 23rd February - 16th March 2018 at James Rennie School

Course 2:  4 x morning sessions - Fridays, 9.30am - 12.30pm, 16th November - 7th December 2018 at James Rennie School


Makaton Follow-Up Workshops:

Course 1:  4 x morning sessions - Fridays, 9.30am - 12.30pm, 28th September - 19th October 2018 at James Rennie School 


 Cost - £150 per participant for all of the above courses.

For parents of pupils at James Rennie School this cost is subsidised by 50% by the PTFA for 2018.


If these dates are not suitable it may be possible to deliver this course in your area or for your organisation, please contact Debbie to discuss possibilities and prices using the form below.


If you would like to either book a place or receive details of forthcoming courses please complete the form below.

Training Enquiry