Pupils from the following 100 schools have successfully completed the Magic Link Handwriting Programme:

1Abercorn School-NW826Fairley House-SW151Lyndhurst House PrepSchool-NW376Rowan Preparatory-Claygate
2Abingdon House-NW127Fortismere Secondary School-N1052Lyonsdowne School-Barnet77Sinai School-Kenton
3Akiva School-Finchley28Fulham Preparatory School-W1453Manor Lodge School–Radlett78Sinclair House School–SW6
4Alif Academy-Forest Gate29Garden suburb School-NW1154Martin School-N279St Anthony’s School-Hampstead
5Amesbury Prep-Guildford30Golder’s Hill School-NW1155Mathilda Marks-Kennedy-NW780St Columbus School–St Albans
6Ann Mount-N231Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys-Elstree56Menorah Foundation-Edgware81St Christopher School-Hampstead
7Arnold House-NW832Haberdashers’ Aske’s Girls-Elstree57Mill Hill County High-NW782St Gilda’s School-Crouch End
8Bassett House-Kensington33Hampstead Hill School-NW358Morasha Primary-N383St Joan of Arc School-Highbury
9Beit Schvidler-Edgware34Hampstead Parochial-NW359Moriah Day School-Pinner84St Joseph’s Catholic Primary-W9
10Broadfields Primary-Edgware35Hasmonean High School-Hendon60Moss Hall Junior School-N385St Michael’s Primary-Highgate
11Belmont School-Mill Hill36Hawkesdown House-Kensington61Mulberry House School-NW286St Mary’s School-Hampstead
12Brookland Infant+Junior-NW1137Henry Maynard -Walthamstow62Nancy Reuben Primary-NW487St Paul’s Cathedral School-EC4
13Camden School for Girls-NW538Highgate School–N663Noam Primary School-Wembley88St Peter’s and St Paul’s-EC1
14Cameron House School-SW339Heathside Preparatory-NW364Norfolk House school-N1089St Philip’s Independent-Kensington
15Channing School-N640Horris Hill Boarding -Newbury65Norland Place-Holland Park90Sussex House School-SW1
16Charlgrove-N341Immanuel College-Bushey66North Bridge House-NW191Tetherdown Primary–Muswell Hill
17Chesham Grammar-Chesham42Independent Jewish Day-NW467N W London Jewish Day School-NW692Trevor Roberts–NW3
18Chigwell School–Essex42JCoss Secondary–New Barnet68Parsons Green Prep School-SW693Thomas’s School-Fulham
19City of London Boys-EC444JFS Secondary-Kenton69North London Collegiate-Stanmore94The Avenue Pre-Prep N6
20Coleridge Primary-Crouch End45Kerem School-N270Princess Frederica School-NW1095UCS Prep/Junior/Senior–NW3
21Christ’s College Secondary–N.346King Alfred School-NW1171Radlett Prep School-Radlett96Westminster City School-SW1
22Dulwich College–SE2147Kings Junior-Canterbury72Raphael Indep–Hornchurch, Essex97Westminster Under School-SW1
23Eaton Square School–SW148La Petite Ecole Bilingue–W1073Rhodes Ave Primary -Muswell Hill98Wetherby School-W1
24Eden Primary-N1049Latymer Prep School–W674Rimon Primary-Golders Green99Wolfson Hillel Primary-N14
25Etz Haim School-Mill Hill50Lochinver House -Potters Bar75Rosh Pinah School-Edgware100Wren Academy-Finchley

Schools currently using or, who have used, the Magic Link Handwriting Programme

Wetherby House School
11 Pembridge Square
W2 4ED
Primary and secondary schools using the Magic Link programme

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

Teacher

Wandsworth Preparatory School,
London
SW18
Primary and secondary schools using the Magic Link programme

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

Ms. Bridget Saul

Head Teacher

University College School Pre-Prep
36 College Crescent

London,
NW3 5LF
Primary and secondary schools using the Magic Link programme

Our school is enjoying the handwriting scheme and it has been a welcome change from the continuous cursive.

Reception – many children have adopted the magic link letter formation in their free writing and have done well to show tall and tiny letter height differentiation. Year One – children found it a welcome change and it has improved the letter formation. Year Two – the teachers found the change very hard as their year group had been given two years teaching of continuous cursive. They will be all be continuing the Magic Link from September.

Miss Sophie Theis

Class Teacher

Pinner Wood Primary School,
Pinner
HA5

Primary and secondary schools using the Magic Link programme

I want to introduce it properly, therefore, we have run interventions etc. and I am doing a staff inset first week back in September when we will introduce it as a whole school.

We would absolutely love the magic link fonts and alphabet chart so we can ensure our displays are consistent with the children’s learning.

Christina Margrave

Class Teacher

Albion Primary School,

Rotherhithe Tunnel

London SE16 7JD

Primary and secondary schools using the Magic Link programme

We had a staff meeting and asked all the teachers to provide feedback on how it’s going. 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

Brooklands Junior School,
Hampstead Garden Suburb London,
NW11

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

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

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

The Roche School
Wandsworth
SW18

We have only started the programme with one child. He is moving through the programme quite slowly he is still on Step 3; however, we are starting to see a difference in his free writing which is great.

Louise Gilmartin

Class teacher

Goodrich Community Primary School
Dunstans Road,
London SE22

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…)

SinhéidinGoguel

Deputy Head teacher for Teaching & Learning

Futures Community College Secondary School
Southend-On-Sea Essex

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

Teacher

Harvey Grammar School

Cheriton Rd, Folkestone

CT19 5JY

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

Sacks Morasha Jewish Primary School

31 Stanhope Rd,

London N12 9DX

morasha school

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

The Burway, Bromfield Rd,

Ludlow SY8 1GJ
Ludlow Junior School

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, Ludlow Church of England School, SY8 1GJ

Chandlings School

Bagley Wood, Kennington, Kennington,

Oxford OX1 5ND

Chandlings School

Many thanks for your email and for all the materials. I have invited 8 children to participate and we shall be doing it 3 times per week, for about 25 minutes per session. I’m hoping to finish it in December. I will certainly give you the ‘before and after’ samples of their writing. I’m excited to see it myself!

Best wishes

Ginnie Davis

Head of Learning Support

Ark Swift Primary Academy School

Australia Road

London

W12 7PT

Ark swift academy using magic link

I have met with my deputy and we would like to buy in magic link for September 2017.

Best,

Jason Marantz

Principal

Ark Swift Primary Academy

j.marantz@arkwiftprimary.org

www.arkswiftprimary.org

 

 

The 10 benefits of using the Magic Link Handwriting Programme in Primary and Secondary Schools

1.The Magic Link Handwriting Programme can be integrated into the school curriculum so the whole school can learn neat, cursive, joined-up handwriting.
2.The Programme can be used for a whole class as it can be incorporated as part of a classroom activity.
3.The programme can be used with small handwriting intervention groups.
4.No teacher training is required; teachers/special educational needs coordinator (SENco) or teaching assistants are simply required to supervise the children to ensure that the pupils are following the steps correctly.
5.The simple Magic Link font makes learning how to write simple and achievable. There are no confusing lead-in (entry) strokes. This font has been designed to promote speed and result in smooth, flowing joined-up handwriting.
6.The Magic Link Programme incorporates a multi-sensory approach; there is music, auditory instructions and visual tips which are clearly presented to make learning fun.
7.The bright and colourful workbooks uses strong colour coding to provide motivation and fun and uses language aimed at both primary and secondary pupils.
8.The Magic Link Handwriting Programme is perfect for all pupils including those who suffer from dyslexia, dyspraxia, have Asperger’ssyndrome, those who are hypermobile or who are simply left-handed.
9.This highly structured programme starts at the basic level and progresses through vowels and vowel combinations. All pupils are fully aware from the start, that at the end of 30 steps they will achieve neat, cursive writing.
10.For primary school children, there is a “Certificate of Achievement” which can be awarded to provide an extra motivator.