Melissa the Makaton Tutor

Hello my name is Melissa. Qualified Teacher since 2006 within primary, secondary and special needs schools. Makaton Tutor since 2022.

I live in Aylesbury and can offer training locally in your setting and online across UK through zoom.

Operating as usual


These AVA ladies were such a good laugh and threw everything into learning their signs and comprehension activities.
I'm now on zoom AND Microsoft teams.
Contact me for bespoke training times.


Bedgrove Busy Bees are all trained and raring to go with their new Makaton skills.
It's as easy as 2 twilight sessions after school!
Message me to talk Makaton and book your school in.


Bedgrove Busy Bees have begun their Makaton journey and it sounds like they have lots of ideas to try out in their setting. We'll done ladies,a fantastic start and I look forward to seeing you for module 2.

Photos from Melissa the Makaton Tutor's post 15/04/2024

Fantastic inset day at Kingswood Nursery.
All these ladies showed such enthusiasm in enhancing their previous learning of Makaton and now are all on the same page with up to date training.
I'm so pleased with such positive feedback, here's just a few..

'It was very good,informative and interactive'-Inna
'Fun and interactive from a knowledgeable trainer'- Clare (Headteacher)
'I can't think of any way it could be improved' Julie
'Very informative and useful. I will use a lot of what I have learnt' -Helen.


Train with your family and enhance communication within your households.
This Level 1 course had a husband and wife duo and a mother and daughter combo. Makaton-fun for all the family!


Spent the day doing a Level 3 Makaton course with this wonderful lady. Michèle taught me as a participant just before the 2020 lockdown and now we reunite, with me as a tutor, and helping on her courses. Couldn't wish for a better Mentor through my Makaton Journey.


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Photos from Melissa the Makaton Tutor's post 12/03/2024

Flexible training over a couple mornings. 9-1 online from home or from work. All these ladies joined the course as individuals and had a great time learning something new with like minded people.
Can you guess their favourite signs?


You can message me directly for questions about your Makaton journey and we can chat about options for your learning.


Loved spending some time on Wednesday reading stories to the Pre school and reception classes at Haydon Abbey School. Great effort signing from the kids.

*please contact me if you would like me to come read at your school as an introduction to Makaton.*


Starting World Book week with a trip to Haydon Abbey to read the very hungry Caterpillar. Great signing from all of year 1 and a chance to hang out with my boy.

Mrs Small- Somewhere over the Rainbow 03/03/2024

A little jump back in time to life during Covid. **this was before I became a Makaton Tutor so some of the signs aren't 100% but I still wanted to share something I did for my school during lockdown and share the joy of Makaton and Music.

Mrs Small- Somewhere over the Rainbow

Photos from Melissa the Makaton Tutor's post 03/03/2024

Twilights after work, in a classroom, on a school laptop. 5-8pm and the laughter was infectious. Great work AVA Primary School, cant wait to see you for Module 2.
😍Training is fun and enjoyable and a great way to spend an evening learning a new and useful skill


🤩Training with me is tailored around timings you need

😍Full working day in your venue
😇2 twilights after school at your venue
🤪PPA afternoons and INSET days
🤓2 Mornings on zoom and done by lunchtime
😎2 Evenings on zoom in the comfort of your own home
😚Sunday morning family & friends training

Please contact me about how we can create a bespoke course for you. [email protected]


I love adding the joy of singing with signing. This was my 1st time in the Tutors choir and I really enjoyed it. 🎤

Photos from Melissa the Makaton Tutor's post 03/03/2024

Little Acorn Kindergarten did an amazing job on their Level 1 course, definitely an establishment to be very proud of ladies!

🌠2 twilight sessions after work to complete Level 1. 5pm-8pm, bring snacks!


We are always having such a good time training that I forget to take photos!
Thank you to Holmer green Juinor school, Radnage C of E, Grove Road School, Pebble Brook School, Beacon School, Stopsley, Gerrards Cross C of E, Oakridge school, Carrington Infants, Kiteridge School, Hungry Caterpillar nursery, Weston Turville school, Wendover day nursery and MacIntyre School for bringing Makaton to your establishments through your staff.


In September 2023 I started training my school, Pebble Brook, so they could enhance their communications in their Higher Needs classes. Level 1 achieved!

🙂 2 training session of 3 hours each during PPA afternoons


In July 2023 I trained these lovely ladies from Grove Road School.

🔔Please contact me for bookings at your venue which fit around your school day.


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Learning Makaton with stories, singing songs and moving around is so much fun. My little acorns always make me smile.
If you've done Level 1 with me message for a discount on Level 2.Sign up on both courses for a 10% discount on Level 2.
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