What I Really Think About Pen Licences

What I Really Think About Pen Licences

The first time I heard the term 'pen licence' I was listening to Charlie, my eight-year-old, in the back of the car on the way home from school. He wasn't wildly impressed with the concept. He explained to me that his teacher, Mrs. Barker, awarded pen licences to...

Does your child have dysgraphia?

Does your child have dysgraphia?

I have worked closely with several children diagnosed with dysgraphia in my online writing clubs. Dysgraphia is a learning disability which impairs a child’s handwriting and/or spelling abilities—it’s a learning disorder which makes written language challenging....

Managing summer revision

Managing summer revision

This is peak anxiety time for parents of children approaching Year 6. The Kent Test 11+ is on 9 September this year. Strangely, in the summer break, we find ourselves in a rather isolated bubble, where school is over and the sun is out, yet it is peak revision time....