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Teaching handwriting by Christopher Jarman

Widely recognised as a leader in its field (and economically priced) Christopher Jarman’s scheme for the teaching of Handwriting matching the new National Curriculum.

There is now a new, 3rd Edition Teachers' Handwriting Book, containing the; teaching and practice handwriting pages to copy, children's development chart and the history of handwriting. All for £25 or £20 to members (plus £5 post and packing). Ring the office for bulk buys for schools.



There is a series of  teaching of handwriting videos which demonstrate the use of the scheme at different ages from Early Years to KeyStage 2 followed by a video on Calligraphy. Please Click the icon.

FULL SET – The complete set costs £80.00 (£70.00 for NAPE members) plus p&p, and includes: Teachers Resource Book with full set of 12 Workbooks and copybooks for under fives upwards 

and a parent’s guide. The Resource Book contains 85 pages on the history of handwriting, things to do and Interesting facts about the subject. There are over 40 photocopiable copy pages. This represents a £5 saving and £10 saving for NAPE members over buying the scheme separately.


  1. A photocopiable resource book for teachers – available separately at £25 each or £20 to members 
  2. Six copy books – available separately at £4.50 each
  3. Six photocopiable workbooks – available separately at £4.00 each
  4. A parent’s guide at £4 each

Plus post & packing of £5 for orders up to £50.00 and £8 for larger orders. For a sale or return pack please contact: NAPE at 01604 647646. Email:



The Christopher Jarman computer fonts is available from fontspace and can be practised on a computer application programme called Cursive Wizard (Font Choice - UK Cursive 2) suitable for tablets and smart phones from Google Play or Apple Store.

Full details, follow the links, Copy books 1-3 and Copy books 4 to 6.



Workbooks 1-6 Click for sample details,

follow the link 

Also available is the parents guide at £4 each.

Working at the expected standard in English Writing at the end of Key Stage 2 

  • maintain legibility in joined handwriting when writing at speed.

Foot Note 2: The national curriculum states that pupils should be taught to ‘use the diagonal and horizontal strokes that are needed to join letters and understand which letters, when adjacent to one another, are best left unjoined’ (Standards & Testing Agency, 2007:5).


Standards & Testing Agency (2017) National Curriculum Assessments 2018/2019 academic year onwards.

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