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
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.