External Training

Michael Newby

Makaton Trainer


Michael is a licensed Makaton Tutor who provides Makaton training for schools, colleges, nurseries, health care providers, parents/carers and anyone who is interested in learning Makaton. Makaton is a unique language programme that incorporates signs, symbols and speech to facilitate communication. The language programme is designed to mirror the stages of teaching language development. Makaton is particularly helpful for those who have difficulty with communication. We encourage anyone who works, lives or supports these people to learn Makaton. The more people who learn Makaton the more accessible Makaton becomes for those who use Makaton to communicate.

At Drumbeat we have 5 Intermediate Team Teach tutors who train all Drumbeat staff and can also offer external training places and sessions for other Lewisham schools.

For more information on Team Teach training please click on the link below.

Team Teach Information