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Herts for Learning’s specialist language advisers provide nationally acclaimed consultancy and bespoke training and guidance to school leaders, subject leaders and teachers to improve outcomes for students. HfL’s Languages advisers are highly respected, are renowned for being experts in their field and have:

  • outstanding curriculum and subject knowledge
  • extensive experience of developing and improving schools
  • a proven track record of improving teaching and learning
  • strong, well-established relationships with academies and local partners
  • a well-established programme of working directly with students to boost achievement


Our languages advisers offer a range of packages for primary schools to support them in meeting the need of the National Curriculum in foreign languages.

The Primary Languages Quality Mark®

Primary Language Quality MarkThe Primary Languages Quality Mark (PLQM) has been developed to support schools in meeting national requirements for statutory language provision in KS2. The PLQM is an accreditation system that enables schools to see where they are meeting the national requirements for statutory language provision, assess the impact of teaching and learning in languages and raise standards as they work towards best practice in KS2 languages.  The PLQM is a national award and is valid for three years. 

Progression and Assessment pack for KS2 Languages

The Languages Programme of study for KS2 (2013) sets out expectations for the end of the key stage but does not give guidance as to what progression might look like across the four years of KS2.  With this in mind, the Progression and Assessment pack for KS2 Languages has been developed to support schools with measuring progress in KS2.

Target Language in the Classroom: KS2 Languages

The Target Language in the Classroom: KS2 Languages pack (with accompanying CD) has been designed to help KS2 teachers (specialists and non-specialists alike) become familiar with and use a range of simple, high-frequency target language structures so that the language studied becomes a medium of classroom communication.  This pack is currently available in French will be available shortly for Spanish.

In addition to the primary languages packages, Herts for Learning also provides a wide-range of training programmes and conferences throughout the year to support subject leaders, as well as a series of twilight training options, focusing on a range of topics from phonics to teaching grammar at KS2.


Languages consultancy packages for secondary schools include:

  • Subject-specific review
  • Planning and designing the subject curriculum for maximum success
  • Middle leadership support and coaching
  • Maximising progress at GCSE and A level
  • Assessment validation and moderation at GCSE and A level

For further information on Herts for Learning’s support for languages, please contact or tel: 01438 845111

What they are saying
The Languages support has been excellent. I want to organise at least three more days next year to consolidate our improvement! Headteacher

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