This petition was submitted during the 2015–2017 Conservative government
Petition Ban the testing of joined up handwriting in primary school SAT's.
There is currently an epidemic of illegible handwriting in our secondary schools. Primary schools have been forced to cut corners, using a continuous cursive method from Reception to simply tick the boxes of the handwriting statements in the Interim Teacher Assessment Framework.
There is no long term benefit to this; it is simply to meet the Interim Teacher Assessment Framework handwriting statements, which contradicts the handwriting statements in the current National Curriculum. Also, we believe that it should be a statutory requirement that left handed pupils receive specific teaching to meet their needs, to help them master legible handwriting and continue to love writing.
This petition closed early because of a General Election Find out more on the Petitions Committee website