Schools - How To Improve Handwriting 09 Feb 2020

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 Magic Link in British Schools

The Magic Link Program in Elementary, Middle and High Schools

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UNIVERSITY COLLEGE SCHOOL PRE-PREP
36 College Crescent London, NW3 5LF

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This is the scheme that we love and we are advocating. It’s great! Zoe Dunn- Headteacher

Magic Link has been fantastic at UCS Pre-Prep. We have our own Magic Link Experts who go to different classes to motivate and teach their peers. It has been a welcome change from the continuous cursive. The children’s handwriting has improved greatly.  Miss Sophie Theis – Class Teacher

DATE VALLEY SCHOOL
MITCHAM CR4 4LB

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In capital letters Lee ……..

WOW IT IS GREAT!!! We love it!

Within 8 weeks we saw a dramatic difference. It was amazing. We have one child who struggles with handwriting and has special needs, it was so rewarding to see how his handwriting has been transformed too. I would absolutely recommend this scheme to any school.  Neena Lone – Headteacher

ALBION PRIMARY SCHOOL
Rotherhithe Tunnel London SE16 7JD

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We had a staff meeting and asked all the teachers to provide feedback. The response has been very positive with teachers feeling that the programme has made a positive impact on their children. Teachers are generally using it three times a week and in some cases, this has made a rapid and dramatic improvement.Year 2 teachers said that it helped their children differentiate tall and short letters and Year 4 were also very positive about the rapid improvement for their children.  Donald Morrison – Class Teacher

ETON HOUSE SCHOOL – BELGRAVIA
3-5 Eton Gate, Belgravia SW1 W 9BA

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It’s making a big difference to some.  We’re not managing to fit much in as we’re  really busy at the moment with the school play and the residential trip.  After that’s all over  we will regain Magic Link focus.

Best, Clare de Lisle

Literacy and Year Co-ordinator and Class Teacher at Eaton House School

WETHERBY HOUSE SCHOOL
11 Pembridge Square W2 4ED

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The boys have been absolutely loving the program and have been so pleased to see improvement in the boys’ handwriting already. The boys are thoroughly enjoying their twice-weekly sessions and diligently complete ten minutes of handwriting practice at home each day. They are loving noticing the improvement in their writing and often remind each other about pencil grip/policeman’s hand etc. during class time too. So great to see!

Miss Bethany Wilshire – Class Teacher

PINNER WOOD PRIMARY SCHOOL
Pinner HA5

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We have roughly two 30/45 minute slots a week of the handwriting. I am working in year 2 when they first learn to join and they are making fantastic progress! Children are loving it and their handwriting is great. Further up the school, we are already seeing a difference and the year 1 children completing the non-joined programme are all linking their letters which is fab!
All in all it’s great and we are seeing fantastic progress so thank you!!
Christina Margrave – Class Teacher

KING’S ELY JUNIOR
Cambridgeshire, CB7 4BD

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The programme has been working well.

The children who it worked best with are those who took real pride in their improvements; the results seem to be much more lasting.

Martin Bramley, KS2 English Co-ordinator

HASELTINE PRIMARY SCHOOL
Lewisham, London SE26 5AD

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We are delighted with the impact that the Magic Link programme has had on the handwriting – and also the confidence and self-esteem – of the children with whom we have been trialling it this term.  Feedback from the class teacher, and the LSA who has been supporting the children in the use of it, is very positive indeed and they are keen to be able to use it with the new class they will be taking on from September.

Hilary Tumilty  – SENC0/Inclusion Leader

St Catherine’s British School in Athens, Greece
Leoforos Venizelou 77 Greece

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We are a 4 form primary school with about 21-24 children in each class.

I am interested in using it for all of Key Stage 2 (Years 3-6)

Anita Batavanis – KS2 English Lead

St.MARY’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL
Stanier Street, Newcastle Under Lyme, ST5 2SU

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The programme has been going really well and my year 4 children are on step 16 now while the year 3s are on step 11. The majority of the children really like their new style of writing – free writing has neatened up as a result of what we’ve done so far.

They are enjoying the programme and can see the benefits.

Michelle Tierney Class T.A

SIR MANASSEH MEYER INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
3 Jalan Ulu, Sembawang Singapore

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The magic link handwriting programme is going well, mainly we see amazing progress with grade 1 and grade 2.

Shanthi Vaidyanath | Vice Principal General Studies

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WANDSWORTH PREPARATORY SCHOOL
London SW18

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Your programme has completely transformed the handwriting and subsequent confidence and attainment of our children.

Ms. Bridget Saul

Head Teacher

GOODRICH COMMUNITY PRIMARY SCHOOL
London SE22

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All going well here at Goodrich. I did a follow-up staff meeting and lots of positive feedback from teachers. I love how teachers and adults are using common language across the school (e.g. helicopter pad…) Handwriting and presentation has improved across the school and your programme has certainly helped us achieve this.

SinhéidinGoguel

Deputy Head teacher for Teaching & Learning

FUTURES COMMUNITY COLLEGE SECONDARY SCHOOL
Southend-On-Sea Essex

futures college

The students have adapted well and seem to be enjoying the programme. I was initially worried that they would find the programme a bit primary but I haven’t heard any complaints yet. Magic link is a fantastic programme and I am so glad that it was recommended to me Eastbury Community School.

Mrs L Bennett – Class teacher

BROOKLANDS JUNIOR SCHOOL
Hampstead Garden Suburb London, NW11

brooklands college

I piloted this programme with my year 4 class and the improvement in their writing was phenomenal.  It took a while for the results to reflect in their class books for all written subjects but by the end, they were writing beautifully using the Magic Link. The children were encouraged throughout the programme as they could see how their writing was improving and wanting to impress. I used the triangular pencils but not the triangular pens. I would recommend triangular shapes for both. I loved the fact the programme was set out in steps and it was extremely easy and clear to follow.

Sheryl Bekhor (SENco) Year 4

MENORAH FOUNDATION SCHOOL
Edgware Middlesex

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The Magic Link programme has been used successfully with some of the pupils at Menorah Foundation School. I am very impressed with the transformation in their handwriting and delighted to see that they are using their new, neat cursive style in their school work.

Mrs Caroline Field

Head Teacher

THE MOUNT MILL HILL INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
London NW7

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One of my pupils from the Middle East had poor handwriting. Despite being 14 years old, he had never been taught how to write using English script and was, therefore, holding the pen incorrectly and not able to form letters correctly. After the ten-week programme, his handwriting had dramatically improved and his self-confidence followed. He can now write neatly and his teachers, who were previously unable to decipher his writing, have all remarked on the improvement. I would highly recommend the programme for anyone with handwriting problems.   Sarah Bellotti – Head teacher

SIR FRANCES DRAKE PRIMARY SCHOOL
Deptford, London SE8 5AE

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The children have really enjoyed the fun video lessons which helps to teach letter direction, letter size and joined-up handwriting from the very start using a series of links. The impact of the new scheme has resulted in improved handwriting throughout the school.

Claire Haddon, Deputy Head

HARVEY GRAMMAR SCHOOL
Cheriton Rd, Folkestone CT19 5JY

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We will be continuing with Magic Link for a small number of new Year 7 boys from September. We think this will suit the boys well and give them the best chance of success. Thank you so much for your help and support and I wish you well for the future.

Kind regards,

Mrs Heather D Turnbull – Assistant Headteacher

Deputy Head teacher for Teaching & Learning

SACKS MORASHA PRIMARY SCHOOL
31 Stanhope Rd, London N12

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We brought it into Reception and KS1 however with the time constraints we have not been able to run it yet. We are planning on blocking out handwriting time for these year groups from September.

Many thanks,

Suzi Goldman – Literacy Coordinator

LUDLOW CE SCHOOL
Bromfield Rd, Ludlow SY8 1GJ

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I have spoken with our Head of English and they are happy for me to proceed with the Magic Link Handwriting Programme.

Many thanks for your help

Rowena Morris – School Business Manager

CHANDLINGS SCHOOL
Kennington, Oxford

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I have invited 8 children to participate and we shall be doing it 3 times per week, for about 25 minutes per session.

One of the little boys I teach who completed the ML programme is so happy with his new writing that the other day he said to me ‘My new writing is like a present. It makes me want to give a gift to Magic Link’ – so sweet and entirely unprompted. Such a delight to hear, so I thought you’d like to know.

Best wishes

Ginnie Davis – Head of Learning Support

CUDDINGTON CROFT PRIMARY SCHOOL
54 West Dr, Cheam, Surrey, SM2 7NA

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We still use the Magic Link Programme as an intervention this year. I think the resources and scheme is really good and the children make progress in the lessons.

Katherine Sage – (Inclusion Leader)

ARK SWIFT PRIMARY ACADEMY
Australia Road London W12 7PT

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My teachers are very much liking the programme and find that it is making a difference to the children’s handwriting, writing speed and confidence.

Jason Marantz  Principal – Ark Swift Primary Academy

j.marantz@arkwiftprimary.org