Webinar duration: approx 58 minutes
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Phasing out the entry stroke
Online Zoom webinar recorded 11/7/22
“At first children should not be taught to join letters or to start every letter ‘on the line’ with a ‘lead-in’, because these practices cause unnecessary difficulty for beginners.”
DfE, October 2021
Presented by Sue Smits, Specialist Handwriting Consultant and Advisor, this webinar exposes the truth about the entry/lead-in stroke. It addresses questions such as:
- What is meant by the terms, ‘entry/lead-in stroke’, ‘cursive’, ‘pre-cursive’ and ‘continuous cursive’?
- What is the rationale behind teaching the entry/lead-in stroke?
- What difficulties are faced by children with SEN, and by left-handers, due to writing in an overly cursive script?
- What new curriculum changes regarding the entry/lead-in stroke have been introduced?
- Why have these changes been brought in?
- How does this affect primary and secondary schools?
- What needs to change?
Suitable for all, but especially teachers, tutors, parents, carers, occupational therapists, and policy makers.
About Sue Smits
Sue works as a handwriting consultant, teaching handwriting to tens of thousands of children a year and is the visiting lecturer to Worcester University and the University of East London. She is a passionate campaigner for the correct teaching of handwriting and she is the author of the Morrells Handwriting series of handwriting resources for EYFS to adult. To find out more about Sue, please visit: