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The Makaton Charity

At Riverhead Infants’ School we believe that being able to communicate is one of the most important skills we need in life.  That is why we use Makaton across our school. 


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.


With Makaton, children and adults can communicate straight away using signs and symbols.


Each week we learn a different phrase to use, whilst maintaining the ones we already know. 

To find out more about the Charity please click on the following link http://www.makaton.org/aboutMakaton/


The children and staff regularly use Makaton signing and Mrs Bligh often holds training sessions for other schools in the local area.  It is an important communication skill which enables us to include children and adults who may have language difficulties into our community.  We are delighted to confirm that we have now become a certified member of the Makaton Friendly Scheme!  Please have a look the Makaton Page on our web site for more information about the charity.. http://www.riverhead.kent.sch.uk/the-makaton-charity/