Thoughts and opinions on handwriting in education

The Myth of KS1 Teacher Assessment Frameworks

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With SAT’s results now out, I wanted to share my thoughts on why I believe that the KS1 handwriting statements are flawed, do not serve the interests of the child.. Read More

Digital Dementia: Do we still need handwriting?

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In today’s education system, our children are still required to complete the majority of their exams by hand during both High School and A Level, and even into University. Therefore,.. Read More

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Good handwriting lasts a lifetime

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I was thrilled when I came across this article on BBC News earlier this year. It tells the story of how an eight-year-old boy, Noah, has made a new friend.. Read More

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Pupils ‘swiping left’ when they pick up books

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“I personally still find it disturbing to see a child pick up a book and try to swipe left”. This statement was made by delegate Jennifer Bhambri-Lyte, during a debate.. Read More

Find Space on Your Shelves for Morrells Handwriting

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There was a real buzz at my handwriting workshop inside the Isle of Man branch of WHSmith last Saturday. Children and adults patiently queued throughout the day to receive handwriting.. Read More

Ditch Handwriting at Your Peril!

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After recently coming across this article, I feel urged to share with you my thoughts on why handwriting is still so important in this digital age. Titled ‘Handwritten school exams.. Read More

The Importance of a Good Pencil Grip

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  You only have to look at pictures of children writing to notice how many children are incorrectly holding their pencils to write, and as educators we need to realise.. Read More

muscle memory helps to develop handwriting skills

The Role of Muscle Memory when Learning to Write

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There are so many activities we carry out on a daily basis that involve muscle memory. From walking, to talking and eating. But what exactly is the muscle memory? Muscle.. Read More

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WHSmith Store Gets Children Excited About Handwriting

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It is always a pleasure to be invited back to WHSmith in the Isle of Man for another handwriting workshop. On this occasion I was delighted to help over 30.. Read More

Incorrect attitudes to handwriting

Let’s challenge the attitudes towards poor handwriting!

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What are your attitudes towards poor handwriting, as a parent, teacher or even an employer? As a handwriting expert, I work closely to help those struggling with handwriting to master.. Read More

Continuous Cursive: The Writing is on the Wall!

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When visiting my local Tesco, this advert stopped me in my tracks. It wasn’t the delicious hot cross buns grabbing my attention, but the beautiful letter formation beaming at me.. Read More

Look out for Morrells Handwriting on the High Street

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Parents often struggle to help their children and teenagers with their handwriting. It can be daunting to know that your child’s handwriting is messy, but not know how to help.. Read More

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Join our Christmas Handwriting Campaign – Write With Us

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Leading up to this year’s holidays, we are running our Christmas handwriting campaign to encourage children to write Christmas cards to their family and friends, write their Christmas wish list.. Read More

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