HANDWRITING

PR-2-9

PROCEDURAL DOCUMENT

Effective date: 06-April-17

 

Rationale

Writing is a form of communication.  Handwriting is a means by which writing is easily understood, making this form of communication successful. 

Purpose

To give our students the skills they need in order to be able to write legibly, accurately, without strain and with sufficient speed for practical purposes. 

Assessment

Sensitive and informed observation of each student at work is the most useful way for the teacher to evaluate handwriting, e.g. moving around the classroom watching the students as they write and helping them when required.

All students should be encouraged to evaluate their own handwriting from the earliest stages.  

Conclusion

Competence in handwriting will help the successful communication through presenting, especially in writing.