All staff refer to resources to support professional discussions and develop best practice. We feel very fortunate to have such practical, easy to use guidance written by experts.
PA Plus subscription
PA Plus is a comprehensive solution for Primary National Curriculum planning, assessment and progress-tracking offered by Herts for Learning. Gain access to over 450 resources, supporting mid-term planning for English and maths, expert guidance on assessment models, plus Early Years resources.
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. Currently being used by thousands of teachers, nationally and internationally - PA Plus provides access to essential resources written by a highly skilled team of nationally recognised experts, tested in schools and developed with teachers.
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.
The resources are available as individual digital downloads or packaged as zip files for ease of downloading multiple files in one go.
At Herts for Learning we have developed sets of detailed assessment criteria for reading, writing, mathematics, science 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 the attainment and progress of pupils in Years 1-6, 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 within the subscription area.
What's in PA Plus?
Browse the full range of resources available in PA Plus in the subscription area before subscribing (only subscribers can download the resources).
Download our free, sample resources for some examples of the type of content available within PA Plus:
Schools are charged an annual fee to subscribe to PA Plus, and are able to download all documents during their subscription.
Offering fantastic value for money, the cost of subscribing to this service is dependent on school pupil numbers *.
Subscriptions are valid for 12 months from date of purchase.
For Multi-Academy Trusts with multiple schools/settings a 10% discount can be applied if all primary schools in the MAT subscribe to PA Plus.
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* Access to this product is based on pupils on roll and all purchases will be checked to confirm pupils declared. In the unfortunate case where the incorrect number of pupils are declared access to this product will be disabled and we will contact you for the additional payment to be made.
Notifications of updates
As part of your subscription to PA Plus you will receive termly emails to alert you to new or updated resources in PA Plus.
“Up-to-date, practical, easy to use resources to support primary planning and assessment“
PA Plus materials have proved absolutely essential for the current climate and are constantly updated. Great value for money and clearly responding to what schools are asking for!
A. Brooks – Lead Professional, Hitchin Primary Behaviour Support Service
Zoe Mathie – Head Teacher, The Grange Junior School, Letchworth
An end to EYFS statutory framework disapplications means we need to start thinking beyond Covid into the post-pandemic world of EYFS reforms and statutory expectations for schools and settings.Ofsted, School improvement 27 September 2021
If we get the foundations right and close gaps in the Early Years, the number of children who struggle with maths throughout their education will decrease.School improvement, Pupil progress, Curriculum 21 September 2021
Alison Dawkins considers some possibilities for investigations for this year’s Black History Month.Black and minority ethnic (BME) 16 September 2021