This includes methods that schools use to raise attainment in the core subjects, as well as other subjects such as history, geography, PE, art and design, MFL, technology, ICT, RE, business and enterprise and vocational education.

    Curriculum and assessment - Hertfordshire case studies

    Raising standards of literacy: The Words in the Wood project : Borehamwood, Shenley and Elstree Schools (PDF/749kb)

    Date: April 2015

    Key stages: KS1-KS3

    Themes: Literacy, transition


    Maintaining a global perspective: the recipe for success at school : Whitehill Junior School (PDF/393kb)

    Date: June 2015

    Key stages: KS2

    Themes: Modern foreign languages, global citizenship


    An age-related approach to basic phonics: Batchwood School (PDF/392kb)

    Date: July 2015

    Key stages: KS3

    Themes: Phonics, English, reading


    Improving the quality of Modern Foreign Languages through the Strategic Learning Network: Bushey and Watford schools (PDF/851kb)

    Date: October 2015

    Key stages: KS2-KS3

    Themes: Modern foreign languages, transition


    Adapting ‘Letters and Sounds’ for use in a special school: Meadow Wood School (PDF/724kb)

    Date: September 2015

    Key stages: KS1-KS2

    Themes: Phonics, special educational needs


    The Bring Your Own Device to School scheme: Sandringham School (PDF/478kb)

    Date: February 2016

    Key stages: KS3-KS5

    Themes: ICT, technology


    Using Raspberry Pis in the classroom: St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School (PDF/486kb)

    Date: February 2016

    Key stages: KS1-KS2

    Themes: Technology, ICT Raspberry Pi


    Extending beyond the curriculum with enrichment activities: Homerswood Primary and Nursery School (PDF/383KB)

    Date: September 2016

    Key stages: KS1-KS2

    Themes: Enrichment activities, more-able pupils


    Using the mastery approach to mathematics: Brookland Infant and Nursery School (pdf/502kb) St Paul’s Catholic Primary School (pdf/544kb)

    Date: October 2016

    Key stages: KS1-KS2

    Themes: Mathematics


    Mathematical mindsets action research project

    In September 2015 the Herts for Learning maths team hosted a national conference with Jo Boaler, Professor of Mathematics at Stanford University, as the key note speaker. Many Hertfordshire teachers attended the conference to find out more about developing mathematical mindsets and were inspired to continue improving opportunities in mathematics for their pupils through an action research project. The purpose of the project was to explore some of the themes covered by Jo Boaler and research different ways of developing mathematical mindsets.

    Date: March 2017

    Key stages: KS1-KS2

    Themes: Mathematics

    Abbots Langley Primary School (A) (pdf/970kb)
    Abbots Langley Primary School (B) (pdf/1.9MB)
    Aboyne Lodge School (pdf/977kb)
    Chater Junior School (pdf/1.3MB)
    Dundale Primary School and Nursery (pdf/959kb)
    Highwood Primary School (pdf/922kb)
    Howe Dell Primary School (pdf/1.3MB)
    Maple Primary School (pdf/1.1MB)
    St Margaret Clitherow RC Primary School (pdf/1.6MB)
    Nascot Wood Junior School (pdf/1.8MB)
    Pope Paul Catholic Primary School (pdf/102kb)
    St Cuthbert Mayne Catholic Junior School (pdf/1.1MB)
    St Paul’s CE VA Primary School (pdf/1.1MB)
    St Thomas More Catholic Primary School, Berkhamsted (pdf/1.2MB)
    St Thomas More Catholic Primary School, Letchworth (pdf/1.6MB)
    Wheatfields Infants’ and Nursery School (pdf/1.2MB)
    Wormley C of E Primary School (pdf/788kb)
    Yewtree Primary School (pdf/1.7MB)


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    Herts for Learning research reports

    Billy Counts: The Fluency Project (pdf/750kb)

    Over the last year Herts for Learning (HfL) has been engaging with schools to explore how pupils’ number sense can be improved. The following article sets out some of the findings from their ongoing research and work with schools.

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