We have a handwriting policy and style in our school. We are supposed to model it on the board and in the children's books. I don't think anyone does. (Not that I have seen) In fact some of the teachers have pretty untidy writing. Our marking policy is over complicated and, again, I don't think that anyone follows it properly. When I think of the time wasted in meetings to agree on these policies, and the time that may/will be wasted again when it is raised that we aren't following them just boggles the mind.