1st May, 2019 9:19 am
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 17th Apr, 2019 4:19 pm
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 12th Apr, 2019 11:06 am
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 8th Apr, 2019 10:20 am
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 18th Mar, 2019 8:01 am
We are very excited to announce that we will be working with Harris Academy Beckenham, to help them transform how they teach handwriting and to ensure all of their..
Read More 11th Feb, 2019 12:31 pm
There is always a big push for schools and parents to encourage their children to read, and for good reason. Reading exercises our brain, improves concentration, improves vocabulary and language..
Read More 29th Jan, 2019 12:55 pm
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 6th Dec, 2018 6:30 pm
I was recently flicking through the latest issue of Teach Primary, a magazine offering advice from the UK’s top education experts, when I came across an article that grabbed my..
Read More 5th Nov, 2018 5:55 pm
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 30th Oct, 2018 9:22 am
Last month, I came across this article on the Guardian website, titled ‘British study reveals fall in muscle strength of 10-year-olds’ and I was immediately drawn to delve in and..
Read More 26th Sep, 2018 9:08 pm
Play underpins all learning and is a vital part of children’s development in their early years. Through play, children develop language skills, emotions, creativity and social and intellectual skills, but..
Read More 26th Sep, 2018 8:45 pm
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 13th Sep, 2018 9:23 am
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 24th Jul, 2018 8:30 pm
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 1st Jul, 2018 5:13 pm
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 11th Jun, 2018 11:30 am
Many of today’s teenagers struggle with handwriting during exams due to the overuse of technology. It was no surprise for me to see teenagers queuing up for handwriting help at..
Read More 30th May, 2018 3:39 pm
With students across the UK currently taking their GCSE exams, I have been reflecting on my own time at school and comparing this to the ways in which students revise..
Read More 30th Apr, 2018 4:58 pm
The public were thrilled to see the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcome their new baby boy Prince Louis into the world last week, and we would like to say..
Read More 25th Apr, 2018 8:52 am
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 20th Apr, 2018 11:18 am
“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 12th Mar, 2018 8:30 am
Mark Stewart is the joint owner of Left ‘n Write and Wise Owl Toys, two stores located in Worcester. Left ‘n Write is a small independent run shop specialising in..
Read More 5th Mar, 2018 9:36 am
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 8th Jan, 2018 8:16 am
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 3rd Jan, 2018 8:00 am
On the lead up to Christmas, we were urging parents to get their children to hand write a letter to Santa, so we were delighted to see that the..
Read More 4th Dec, 2017 7:50 pm
Last month, I was delighted to be invited back to WHSmith in the Isle of Man for another free handwriting workshop. Many of their customers had recently been to parents’..
Read More 29th Nov, 2017 9:54 am
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 20th Nov, 2017 10:23 am
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 4th Oct, 2017 11:25 am
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 30th Aug, 2017 12:54 pm
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 6th Aug, 2017 7:31 pm
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..