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Teaching handwriting by Christopher Jarman

Christopher was widely recognised as a leader in his field of teaching cursive handwriting. The Christopher Jarman’s scheme for the teaching of Handwriting is in line with the National Curriculum Assessment Frameworks (Pages 4 & 5) and is also very reasonably priced. There are accompaning YouTube video guides for the different age groups.

There is now an excellent 3rd Edition Teachers' guide which includes teaching suggestions, practice handwriting pages to copy for the class, a children's development chart and also, the history of handwriting.

 £25 or £20 to members (plus £5 post and packing).  Please ring the office for bulk buys for schools.

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FULL SET The complete set costs £55.00 (£45.00 for NAPE members) plus p&p, and includes: Teachers Resource Book with full set of 12 Workbooks and copybooks for under fives upwards 

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. 


  1. A photocopiable resource book for teachers – available separately NOW AT £25 each or £20 to members 
  2. Six copy books – available separately NOW AT £3 each
  3. Six photocopiable workbooks – available separately NOW AT £2 each
  4. FREE downloadable parent's booklet when scheme purchased (Password supplied)

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  07734772521 or Email:



There is a series of  NAPE 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.

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 

There is a modest archive of Christopher's work here. 


Reference to assessment standards in Handwriting

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

  • maintain legibility in joined handwriting when writing at speed.

Standards & Testing Agency (2017) National Curriculum Assessments 2018/2019  (Pages 4 & 5). 




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