Pupils from the following 100 schools have successfully completed the Magic Link Handwriting Programme:
|1||Abercorn School-NW8||26||Fairley House-SW1||51||Lyndhurst House PrepSchool-NW3||76||Rowan Preparatory-Claygate|
|2||Abingdon House-NW1||27||Fortismere Secondary School-N10||52||Lyonsdowne School-Barnet||77||Sinai School-Kenton|
|3||Akiva School-Finchley||28||Fulham Preparatory School-W14||53||Manor Lodge School–Radlett||78||Sinclair House School–SW6|
|4||Alif Academy-Forest Gate||29||Garden suburb School-NW11||54||Martin School-N2||79||St Anthony’s School-Hampstead|
|5||Amesbury Prep-Guildford||30||Golder’s Hill School-NW11||55||Mathilda Marks-Kennedy-NW7||80||St Columbus School–St Albans|
|6||Ann Mount-N2||31||Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys-Elstree||56||Menorah Foundation-Edgware||81||St Christopher School-Hampstead|
|7||Arnold House-NW8||32||Haberdashers’ Aske’s Girls-Elstree||57||Mill Hill County High-NW7||82||St Gilda’s School-Crouch End|
|8||Bassett House-Kensington||33||Hampstead Hill School-NW3||58||Morasha Primary-N3||83||St Joan of Arc School-Highbury|
|9||Beit Schvidler-Edgware||34||Hampstead Parochial-NW3||59||Moriah Day School-Pinner||84||St Joseph’s Catholic Primary-W9|
|10||Broadfields Primary-Edgware||35||Hasmonean High School-Hendon||60||Moss Hall Junior School-N3||85||St Michael’s Primary-Highgate|
|11||Belmont School-Mill Hill||36||Hawkesdown House-Kensington||61||Mulberry House School-NW2||86||St Mary’s School-Hampstead|
|12||Brookland Infant+Junior-NW11||37||Henry Maynard -Walthamstow||62||Nancy Reuben Primary-NW4||87||St Paul’s Cathedral School-EC4|
|13||Camden School for Girls-NW5||38||Highgate School–N6||63||Noam Primary School-Wembley||88||St Peter’s and St Paul’s-EC1|
|14||Cameron House School-SW3||39||Heathside Preparatory-NW3||64||Norfolk House school-N10||89||St Philip’s Independent-Kensington|
|15||Channing School-N6||40||Horris Hill Boarding -Newbury||65||Norland Place-Holland Park||90||Sussex House School-SW1|
|16||Charlgrove-N3||41||Immanuel College-Bushey||66||North Bridge House-NW1||91||Tetherdown Primary–Muswell Hill|
|17||Chesham Grammar-Chesham||42||Independent Jewish Day-NW4||67||N W London Jewish Day School-NW6||92||Trevor Roberts–NW3|
|18||Chigwell School–Essex||42||JCoss Secondary–New Barnet||68||Parsons Green Prep School-SW6||93||Thomas’s School-Fulham|
|19||City of London Boys-EC4||44||JFS Secondary-Kenton||69||North London Collegiate-Stanmore||94||The Avenue Pre-Prep N6|
|20||Coleridge Primary-Crouch End||45||Kerem School-N2||70||Princess Frederica School-NW10||95||UCS Prep/Junior/Senior–NW3|
|21||Christ’s College Secondary–N.3||46||King Alfred School-NW11||71||Radlett Prep School-Radlett||96||Westminster City School-SW1|
|22||Dulwich College–SE21||47||Kings Junior-Canterbury||72||Raphael Indep–Hornchurch, Essex||97||Westminster Under School-SW1|
|23||Eaton Square School–SW1||48||La Petite Ecole Bilingue–W10||73||Rhodes Ave Primary -Muswell Hill||98||Wetherby School-W1|
|24||Eden Primary-N10||49||Latymer Prep School–W6||74||Rimon Primary-Golders Green||99||Wolfson Hillel Primary-N14|
|25||Etz Haim School-Mill Hill||50||Lochinver House -Potters Bar||75||Rosh Pinah School-Edgware||100||Wren Academy-Finchley|
Schools currently using or, who have used, the Magic Link Handwriting Programme
Wetherby House School
11 Pembridge Square
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
Wandsworth Preparatory School,
Your programme has completely transformed the handwriting and subsequent confidence and attainment of our children.
Ms. Bridget Saul
University College School Pre-Prep
36 College Crescent
This is the scheme that we love and we are advocating. It’s great!
Zoe Dunn- Headmistress
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
Pinner Wood Primary School,
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!!
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.
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 though it is not yet fully evident in their free writing – though free writing has neatened up as a result of what we’ve done so far.
Most children are comfortable with the new pencil hold now. They are enjoying the programme and can see the benefits.
Michelle Tierney – Pupil Premium Teacher
Brooklands Junior School,
Hampstead Garden Suburb London,
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)
Menorah Foundation School
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
The Mount Mill Hill International School
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.”
The Roche School
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.
Goodrich Community Primary School
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…)
Deputy Head teacher for Teaching & Learning
Futures Community College Secondary School
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
Harvey Grammar School
Cheriton Rd, Folkestone
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.
Mrs Heather D Turnbull
Sacks Morasha Jewish Primary School
31 Stanhope Rd,
London N12 9DX
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.
Ludlow CE School
The Burway, Bromfield Rd,
Ludlow SY8 1GJ
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
School Business Manager, Ludlow Church of England School, SY8 1GJ
Bagley Wood, Kennington, Kennington,
Oxford OX1 5ND
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.
Head of Learning Support
Purchased in Jan 2018 – awaiting feedback
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.|