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

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

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE SCHOOL PRE-PREP
36 College Crescent London, NW3 5LF

UCS Magic Link

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

St.MARY'S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL
Stanier Street, Newcastle Under Lyme, ST5 2SU

St Mary's Catholic School

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

ALBION PRIMARY SCHOOL
Rotherhithe Tunnel London SE16 7JD

Albion Primary school Rotherhithe using the Magic Link Handwriting 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 MorrisonClass Teacher

THE ROCHE SCHOOL
Wandsworth SW18

We have only started the programme with one child and we are starting to see a difference in his free writing which is great.

Louise Gilmartin

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

Mill hill international

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

SIR FRANCES DRAKE PRIMARY SCHOOL
Deptford, London SE8 5AE

sir frances drake

The children have really enjoyed the fun video lessons which helps to teach letter direction, letter size and joined-up handwriting from the very start using a series of links. The impact of the new scheme has resulted in improved handwriting throughout the school.

Claire Haddon, Deputy Head

 

 

GOODRICH COMMUNITY PRIMARY SCHOOL
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…) Handwriting and presentation has improved across the school and your programme has certainly helped us achieve this.

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

Class 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

Deputy Head teacher for Teaching & Learning

SACKS MORASHA PRIMARY SCHOOL
31 Stanhope Rd, London N12

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
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
Kennington, Oxford

Chandlings School

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.

Best wishes

Ginnie Davis

Head of Learning Support

CUDDLINGTON CROFT PRIMARY SCHOOL
54 West Dr, Cheam, Surrey, SM2 7NA

Cuddington School

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
Australia Road London W12 7PT

Ark swift academy

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

j.marantz@arkwiftprimary.org

SIR MANASSEH MEYER INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
3 Jalan Ulu, Sembawang Singapore

Singapore school

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

www.smm.edu.sg

WANDSWORTH PREPARATORY SCHOOL
London SW18

Wandworth prep

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

Ms. Bridget Saul

Head Teacher

KING'S ELY JUNIOR
Cambridgeshire, CB7 4BD

Kings Ely school

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.

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
Lewisham, London SE26 5AD

haseltine primary school

We are delighted with the impact that the Magic Link programme has had on the handwriting – and also the confidence and self-esteem – of the children with whom we have been trialling it this term.  Feedback from the class teacher, and the LSA who has been supporting the children in the use of it, is very positive indeed and they are keen to be able to use it with the new class they will be taking on from September.

Hilary Tumilty SENC0/ Inclusion Leader

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