We all know that like reading, spelling and
maths, handwriting is a skill that has to be taught. But it is a complex
skill involving a wide range of abilities - and with the growing demands on
children to learn an ever broader curriculum it becomes more difficult to
commit the time to developing this particular skill.
So we can wring our hands and shake our heads
... or we can take the advice in this handy booklet about how to develop a
policy in your school that works. This is full of practical tips about how
to get all the staff involved, teaching the basics, how to help children who
are struggling, monitoring and assessment and many other key areas. Every
primary school should have a copy of this invaluable little book.