Thoughts and opinions on handwriting in education

Morrells Handwriting Roadshow Rolls Into WHSmith Staines

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Our second WHSmith free handwriting event got off to a successful start in Staines. Morrells Handwriting were delighted to share handwriting knowledge and tips with the many children, parents and.. Read More

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Morrells Handwriting launch on the high street with WHSmith

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After our recent successful WHSmith workshops over the summer and the rolling out our books into selected High Street WHSmith stores, WHSmith have confirmed a store roll-out of our handwriting.. Read More

Morrells Handwriting Roadshow Rolls Out In WHSmith

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Our WHSmith handwriting roadshow got off to a flying start earlier this month with a free drop-in workshop in the Isle of Man branch of WHSmith. There is something really.. Read More

Importance of Outdoor Play for Children

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I have been discussing the importance of outdoor play and play in general for children for many years, so when I came across this article in The Guardian recently, I.. Read More

Pre-cursive and cursive: like marmite do you love it or loathe it?

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Earlier this month, I was fortunate to stay within the shadow of this impressive, yet controversial and thought-provoking structure. Donald Trump described the new US Embassy building in Nine Elms.. Read More

Changes to Ofsted Inspections: Teaching a wider curriculum

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Towards the end of 2018, it was announced that changes were being made to the way that Ofsted inspects schools. With SATs just around the corner and these proposed changes.. Read More

Should SATs be Axed?

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Love them or hate them, SATs hold schools to account but are they driving poor practice and the wrong behaviour? Are these just unnecessary tests that simply need removing? During.. Read More

Easter Activities perfect for improving Handwriting

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Easter is the perfect time to encourage your children to take a break from technology, to do activities that are fun and creative, whilst also helping to improve their handwriting... Read More

WHSmith Hosts Morrells Handwriting Workshop

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I have always had a love for writing by hand and believe it is vital that people of all ages can access the correct support they need to master beautiful,.. Read More

Bold Beginnings – An Ofsted Report

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In November 2017, Ofsted published a report titled ‘Bold beginnings’, which shines a light on the Reception Year and the extent to which a school’s curriculum for 4- and 5-year.. Read More

WHSmith: Books We Love!

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Our handwriting workshops in the Isle of Man branch of WHSmith are always very popular; however nothing could have prepared us for the crowds that attended our recent workshop. Simon.. Read More

Showing appreciation to all Teachers and Teaching Assistants

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Having worked with schools across the UK to help support them, their teachers and students with handwriting, we have witnessed first-hand the amazing work that both Teachers and Teaching Assistants.. Read More

Morrells Handwriting Appoint New Printing Partner

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I am excited to announce that I am now working with a new printer, Orchard Press Ltd, located in Swindon. Established in 1987, Orchard Press Ltd are a professional high-quality.. Read More

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

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