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Handwriting help for teaching assistants

Are you responsible for helping pupils with poor handwriting and need some practical advice?

  • Our 'Tips for Teaching' sheets on card give many ideas for addressing the most common problems and are fully photocopiable. Note that Tips for Teaching can be downloaded without cost to members of NHA.
  • Our book, written specifically for teaching assistants, is in the pipeline, so watch this space! In the meantime publications about left-handers and secondary school might be helpful.
  • From time to time we run courses specifically for Teaching Assistants. Keep an eye on 'Write' (see below) and the section on Courses for details. In addition you would be welcome to come on other courses.
  • The Providing Help section might be helpful to you.
  • The section about Handwriting Difficulties might also assist in your work.
  • Keep in touch with us. We are gradually increasing the material on this website and send out a free email newsletter 'Write' every quarter informing about recent news and events coming up. Do check the website for additions and send your name and email address to request a free copy of Write, including a note of your interest as a T.A.