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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 get in contact either by phone 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: 4 x morning sessions - Fridays, 9.30am - 12.30pm, 5th May - 26th May 2017

The above course is being held at James Rennie School.

Course 2: 4 x evening sessions - Thursdays, 5pm - 8pm - 27th April, 11th, 18th & 25th May 2017

This course is being held at Allerdale Day Opportunities, 21A Carlton Road, Workington, CA14 4BX


Parents of children attending James Rennie School receive a 50% subsidy on fees.


Makaton Follow-Up Workshop:

4 x morning sessions - Fridays, 9.30am - 12.30pm, 16th June - 7th July 2017

The above course is being held at James Rennie School.


The cost is £130 per participant for all of the courses above


Further courses will be planned throughout the 2017/18 academic year. 

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

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