Schools currently using or, who have used, the Magic Link Handwriting Programme
Wetherby House School 11 Pembridge Square W2 4ED
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
Sir Frances Drake Primary School, Scawen Rd, Deptford, London SE8 5AE
University College School Pre-Prep 36 College Crescent London, NW3 5LF
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
Pinner Wood Primary School, Pinner HA5
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
Albion Primary School, Rotherhithe Tunnel London SE16 7JD
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 MorrisonClass Teacher
St.Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Stanier Street, Newcastle Under Lyme, ST5 2SU
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 – just a few still seem to write with less control than their old grip so keep wanting to revert back.
They are enjoying the programme and can see the benefits
Michelle Tierney Class T.A
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)
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
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.”
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.
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…)
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
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.
Mrs Heather D Turnbull
Deputy Head teacher for Teaching & Learning
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
Chandlings School 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
Cuddington Croft Primary School 54 West Dr, Cheam, Surrey, SM2 7NA
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.
4 out of the 6 have transferred it into their writing in class, but there are 2 boys who have not, (but we have problems with their attitude!) We have seen that they can do it from the work that they produced during the sessions, so they are having consolidation during early morning work.
Katherine Sage – (Inclusion Leader)
Ark Swift Primary Academy School Australia Road London W12 7PT
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
Sir Manasseh Meyer International School 3 Jalan Ulu, Sembawang Singapore
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
Wandsworth Preparatory School, London SW18
Your programme has completely transformed the handwriting and subsequent confidence and attainment of our children.
Ms. Bridget Saul
King’s Ely Junior, Cambridgeshire, CB7 4BD
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. The only difficulty is some children can slip back into bad habits.
I am planning to renew the licence, but I have to wait to find out new my budget in September
Martin Bramley, KS2 English Co-ordinator
Haseltine Primary School, Haseltine Rd, Lewisham, London SE26 5AD
We have just started the programme and the children are very happy and positive. As soon as we started, a Year 5 boy called me over as he was so excited to show me his correctly formed etters.
We are now planning to introduce it to the whole school next academic year.
Michelle – LSA
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|