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The National Curriculum brings various challenges for schools, not least in mid-term planning for core subjects, including English and mathematics, as well as assessment and early years.

To support this Herts for Learning has developed a suite of resources, PA Plus, which contains core primary teaching, learning and assessment material focussed on the curriculum and provides new approaches to mid-term planning.

The resources are available to schools via a web subscription service, which enables all staff within a school to download the materials applicable to their teaching role from the Herts for Learning website.

By subscribing schools have access to *New* resources to support mid-term new curriculum planning for english and mathematics, supported by resources providing new guidance in assessment. Early years resources, appropriate for pre-school, nursery and reception children are also  available.

Full details of the resources available and subscription costs are in the leaflet below:

Further resources will be added throughout 2016. These include long term plans and assessment criteria for history and geography, exemplification for English and maths, booklists for poetry and non-fiction, a mental calculation policy plus updates for AM7.


At Herts for Learning we have developed new sets of detailed assessment criteria for reading, writing, mathematics, science and computing in the primary phase. These are matched to the expectations of the new National Curriculum and can be used by teachers to assess children’s understanding and determine the appropriate next steps.

A set of SIMS resources (Assessment Manager templates and SIMS reports) for tracking and analysing attainment and progress at cohort and vulnerable group level, as well as for individual pupils, are also provided as part of the package.

The full set of assessment criteria are available from within the Subscription area of this website. For an indication of what the criteria look like, see the sample resources below.

Download samplesSample resources

We have some sample resources for maths, english, assessment criteria and the computing scheme for primary schools available to download.

How to subscribe

Schools are charged an annual fee to subscribe to PA Plus, and are able to download all documents published during the period.

Offering fantastic value for money, the cost of subscribing this service is dependent on pupil numbers. Subscriptions are valid for 12-months from date of purchase.

Subscription costs (Ex VAT)

Number of pupils on roll
HfL shareholder schools
Non-HfL shareholder schools
501 +1000£610£710


To subscribe please complete and return the form below to

Do you want to spread the word about PA Plus? If you recommend it to a non-subscribing school THEY get the shareholder price AND YOU get £50 back….and YOU ALL get a great service that helps you deliver the new curriculum! Complete the form below:

Please note that it may take up to 5 working days to process your application.
You will receive a system email once your registration has been processed. This will be followed by a welcome email containing your username, password and a user guide.


Herts for Learning
01438 845111
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