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).
How to subscribe
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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“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!
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