Thoughts and opinions on handwriting in education

Case Study: Whittington School, Worcester

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At Whittington School, Worcester an emphasis is placed on embedding foundation skills for writing, pencil grip, sitting position, letter formation, legibility and.. 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.. 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.. 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.. 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.. 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.. 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.. 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.. 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.. Read More

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