Survey on Teacher Training
and Left-Handed Pupils
Please scroll down to enter your survey responses
The Left-Handers Club (LHC) is a leading organisation concerned with the needs of left-handers in all areas of society. It has been established for over 20 years, with a worldwide membership of over 100,000 left handed people.
Our members have constantly voiced concern that left-handed children are struggling with their handwriting and not developing a fluid and comfortable writing style. Many parents feel their children do not receive specific guidance at school on how a left-hander should write, and that very few teachers are (a) aware there are specific techniques that can help left-handed writers develop a clear, efficient and comfortable writing style, and (b) know what these essential steps are and how to implement them.
In order to obtain a clearer picture of the real situation in schools, we are asking teachers to complete this simple questionnaire on the provision of training for teachers in left-handed issues and the current guidance being given to left-handed students (if any).
Download the survey form
We have produced the questionnaire as PDF format file that can be downloaded by teachers or parents of left-handed children. The parents can then collect the form and enter the answers into the form below, attaching any relevant documents.
Use this link to download the questionnaire
(three A4 pages with 20 questions in total)
The survey is provided as a download file in Adobe PDF format, one of the most widely used formats for downloadable documents on the web that works on most types of computer. You will need to have the Adobe Reader installed on your computer to view, save and print the document. If you do not already have Adobe Reader you can get a copy free from the Adobe website
Click here to download the free Adobe Reader
Please download the questionnaire, and pass is to your child’s teachers (one for each who teaches them) and also to the Head of Year and Head Teacher if possible. Once they have completed the form, please get it back and enter the answers into the form below. If there are any printed documents available on the guidance they are given, please attach a scan or photo to the form below or you can post the to:
Anything Left Handed, PO Box 944, Tadworth KT20 9DL United Kingdom.
The parent presenting you with this questionnaire is trying to support our efforts to obtain a clear, unbiased picture of current teaching practice in this area. We know you are committed to providing the best possible support for your students, and hope you will assist us in our efforts to establish what provision is currently being made for left-handed students, and to improve it where necessary. Please complete the form as best you can and attach any relevant documents then return to the parent who gave it to you.
Survey Form – Teacher Guidance on Left-Handed Children
Please enter your survey responses below and click the Submit button at the bottom when complete. There are fields at the bottom of the form for uploading any supporting documents and entering we page address urls.
School, teacher and parent details
Section A: Noting of handedness
Section B: Teacher training
Section C: Handwriting
Section D: Other activities
Section E: Supporting documents and links
Thank you very much for your time completing our survey and we are sure that the analysis of the responses will be very helpful in preparing guidance notes to be circulated to teachers. We will provide updates on progress with this through our regular Left Handers Club newsletters.
To submit your completed survey, please click on the submit button once and we will send you an email to confirm receipt.
There is a lot of information to send and we also need to upload any files you have specified so please give it plenty of time and do not click again. You will see a thank you page once it has finished.
If you have had any problems with the survey or using this form please contact us so we can help.