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. New resources are added throughout the year.

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 new 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 attainment and progress 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 published during the period.

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.

To subscribe, simply fill in the order form (PDF/556kb) and return to

For schools over 1001 pupils and MATs please contact us for prices.


Number of pupils Annual cost (ex VAT)
1-100 £470
101-200 £570
201-501 £670
501-1000 £720
1001+/MAT POA

“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

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.

Zoe Mathie – Head Teacher, The Grange Junior School, Letchworth

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