Mark Stewart is the proprietor of “Left n Write” in Worcester and has a left-handed son. He produced a TTA-endorsed video “Left-Handed Children – A Guide for Teachers and Parents” which was distributed to all the teacher-training colleges in England. A question was raised about it in the House of Commons in January 1999
Along with his wife Heather, he has co-written the “Left Hand Writing Skills” set of 3 Handwriting practice books and designed a “Writewell” mat. In August 2016, he co-authored “So You Think They’re Left-Handed?”, a book of discovery or confirmation for parents, carers and Early years practitioners designed to confirm the laterality of a child aged 2 to 4. Includes 16 pages of Pencil activities and 16 pages of Scissor activities.
He has given his workshop to such groups as Childminders, Early Years Practitioners, LEA training groups, Private and State schools over the past 22 years. His training guidelines have been endorsed by the Department for Education and Skills and were incorporated into The National Literacy Strategy.
He has featured on BBC1’s “Really Useful Show”, BBC1’s Midlands Today, Radio 4’s “In Touch” programme, Radio 5 Live, BBC Radio Hereford & Worcester, and BBC Radio Wm amongst others.
In March 2021, he co-founded a Global group titled “Left-In” with their website www.left-in.org
(Lefthanders Educational Forum and Training International Network)