Welcome to my website.... 
 dedicated to the teaching of handwriting.

You can teach handwriting in days – not years!

Trust us – it’s not difficult and whilst Debbie does offer handwriting training, she will usually try to persuade you to have a go yourselves. Watch the video and follow her advice. Buy the downloadable pupil handwriting books and access the other free resources – that’s really all you need and for a minimum outlay! If, on the other hand, you want to investigate handwriting INSET and get Debbie into your school,  you will find full details on her training website – click the button below for more information.


FREE Resources

Here you will find well over 20 downloadable PDF resources – FREE to download and yours to keep forever!

Download HERE

Buy Resources

These additional handwriting resources available to buy are NOT ESSENTIAL to teach Debbie’s print or joined handwriting style successfully – but at only £11.95 for 2 x pupil ‘Learner-Practice Booklets’ (PDFs) which are yours to keep and print as many times as you wish, we think this represents incredible value!


The Debbie Hepplewhite Handwriting Font

Rob and Carol Cockeram provide an amazing personalised service to supply schools with their preferred fonts. Carol has created software programmes so that schools can use Debbie’s styles when producing their own school resources. Please note: Take great care when you use the joined font programme in your school that you show the words joined-up correctly!

My Font

Phonics International

Have a look at Debbie’s Phonics International website. The Phonics International programme is FREE, provided online for all ages, and has been ‘validated’ by the Department for Education (DfE) in England since 2011. 

Phonics International

Further teaching suggestions 

This video includes practical teaching suggestions for implementation and remediation of fully joined handwriting.

Buy our Pupil Handwriting Books

Non-essential if you’ve watched the videos above, but very useful and very inexpensive!

Click on the ‘Resources to Buy’ button on the top menu bar (or the button below) where you’ll find more details of our Pupil Handwriting Books and the other free downloads that come with them – you can even ‘look-before-you-buy’ by downloading our ‘watermarked’ versions from the same page.

Resources to Buy

Research, evidence and anecdotes…

For those who may like to delve a little deeper into the subject of handwriting, please do visit our message forum. The link below will take you directly to a mass of postings, evidence and anecdotes from teachers, parents and tutors around the world.

Message Forum – Topic: Handwriting

Reflection on Teaching Handwriting 

There is a trend, or fad, whereby children as young as four and five years old are being taught single letters with an attached ‘lead-in’ join as their first form of ‘print’. This is very worrying and not fit-for-purpose. Debbie leads the discussion in this recorded webinar – and goes on to suggest how best to teach handwriting including fully joined handwriting at a later stage.  

People do say nice things!

Here are just a few of the many comments we have received from schools who have either used our resources or had Debbie’s handwriting training.

“I also wanted to say that this morning I have been looking at your handwriting site and have been completely inspired. It is the first time the teaching of handwriting has seemed so simple and uncomplicated (as does phonics!). I have just purchased the ‘joinit’ package and feel much more confident about this approach than schemes I have come across in the past. Thank you – you are an inspiration.”

UK Primary School

“……His eyes were like saucers and he couldn’t believe he could do it! He hugged me, then jumped in the air and cheered. He ‘high fived’ all of us, then did forward rolls across the room. And the grown-ups cried. Debbie, thank you SO MUCH for making your resources available. Enjoy the warm glow of joy!”

Private Tutor

“For those struggling with a handwriting model which has an entry stroke, I found Debbie Hepplewhite’s resources very useful. The entry strokes are straighter and simpler than other entry-stroke models, which means that there’s a clearer distinction between the entry strokes and the letters themselves, and the strokes are limited to a small number of variations, which makes it easy for learners to understand. Our left-hander, especially, found the straighter strokes very helpful as a way in to the entry-stroke form of school cursive.”

UK Primary School