Handwriting and presentation policies (primary)

Understand what a handwriting and presentation policy might include, and take a look at example policies from primary schools to get ideas for creating your own.

Last reviewed on 16 May 2024
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Contents
  1. There is no statutory requirement to have a handwriting and presentation policy
  2. Know what to include in your handwriting and presentation policy
  3. Have a look at these examples of policies from other schools
  4. Presentation policy

There is no statutory requirement to have a handwriting and presentation policy

However, you may want to create one. It can help you set out to staff, governors and parents/carers:

  • Your approach to teaching, monitoring and assessing handwriting
  • How you meet the requirements in the National Curriculum (maintained schools) or the requirement for 'a broad and balanced curriculum' (academies), and best practice recommended by Ofsted

This might help keep you accountable and achieve any relevant objectives in your school improvement plan.

Some schools have separate presentation policies

This might cover presentation of books, and pen and pencil use in all subjects.

See the end of this article for an example of a specific presentation policy to inspire you, if you choose to create one.

Know what to include in your handwriting and presentation policy

The purpose and aims of your handwriting and presentation policy How you meet the National Curriculum requirements

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