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 PA Plus an essential range of over 450 high-quality resources that support primary schools with planning, assessment and progress-tracking.

    The resources are available as individual digital downloads or packaged as zip files for ease of downloading multiple files in one go.

    Summaries of the resources published each term are below.

    Important information for all PA Plus subscribers

    An email was sent to all PA Plus subscribers (17th July 2019) to advise that a number of English resources will be removed from PA Plus in September 2019. A reminder to download the materials was sent on 5th September 2019. As of the 13th September 2019, these resources have now been withdrawn from PA Plus. If you were a current subscriber up till this date and have not downloaded these English materials, please contact for help.

    SIMS AM7 reports - June 2018

    End of Key Stage reports - June 2018

    Detailed English Plans for Years 1-6:

    Year 1 & 2  - Non-fiction instructions - Summer
    Year 2 - Poetry - Autumn
    Year 3 - Recount - Autumn
    Year 4 - Myths - Autumn
    Year 5 - Recount biography - Autumn
    Year 5 & 6 - Cinquain poetry - Autumn

    The HfL writing Teacher Assessment Frameworks (TAFs) - Years 1-6

    The Key Stage 1 mathematics TAFs within ESSENTIALmaths 2018-19

    The Key Stage 1 mathematics TAFs within ESSENTIALmaths 2017-18


    Detailed English plans - Summer
    Steps to spelling
    Handwriting progression and toolkit - KS1 and KS2
    Phonics for spelling and writing: essentials for KS2 leaflet


    Updates to the SIMS AM7 templates and reports - full details of the updates, please see document PA015 Changes to the SIMS AM7 Templates/Reports – March 2018 under SIMS AM7 Reports
    Attainment and progress methodology
    Assessment guidance - updated 2018
    Exemplification of standards in English - Year 3 - B2

    Early Years
    Disadvantaged and vulnerable children overview

    GLD Predictor (Excel version) – In addition to the Word template provided to assist schools in predicting their Good Level of Development (GLD) at the end of EYFS, we have now added an Excel version into the subscription package. This has the added advantage that the percentages on the sheet, for children predicted to achieve the ELGs and GLD, will be calculated automatically.

    Checklist for keeping animals in schools and settings

    Working scientfically criteria tracking sheets - version 2




    Early Years
    EYFS data analysis proforma - to help you to record information and support the analysis of your summative data.

    Spoken language progression (years 1-6)
    Models for writing - persuasion (persuasive speech)
    Verb forms (additonal)

    Progression for bar modelling
    Take one resource - a quick look at some key resources in mathematics and provide a range of practical ideas to help practitioners use them even more effectively.
    Checking ARE
    Working mathematically in the EYFS to Y6 -  the progression skills have been re-formatted for each individual phase to support teachers when planning opportunities.

    PA Plus - English

    Access to high quality, clear and concise English resources, written by subject specialist advisers.

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    PA Plus - maths

    High quality, clear and concise mathematics resources, written by subject specialist advisers.

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    PA Plus - Early Years

    A range of easy to use templates and guidance tools that will help staff at all levels working in the Early Years Foundation Stage.

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    PA Plus - science

    High quality, clear and concise science resources, written by experienced science teachers.

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    PA Plus - assessment (including SIMS resources)

    All the resources required to use the HFL approach to primary assessment of reading, writing, maths and science.

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    Leadership and management

    Additional resources to support leadership and management in primary schools.

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    Up-to-date, practical, easy to use resources to support primary planning and assessment

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