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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

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

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