Our specialist English advisers are skilled classroom practitioners with a wealth of school improvement experience who can work with schools and academies to build a bespoke package of support. Working with mainstream, independent and special schools nationally, our packages of support focus on building the capacity of English subject leaders and improving quality first teaching through strengthening teacher subject knowledge.

    We have a proven track record of working effectively to develop approaches that ensure that schools remain at the forefront of outstanding practice.

    We can work with you to develop any aspect of English;

    • phonics teaching
    • reading comprehension and fluency
    • improving writing outcomes at expected standard and greater depth
    • raising standards through developing vocabulary
    • securing age appropriate spelling
    • closing the learning gaps for vulnerable groups

    Please contact us for further information and details of pricing on 01438 544464 or email info@hertsforlearning.co.uk


    As English specialists with an in-depth understanding of the current educational landscape we write blogs as a tool to keep teachers up-to-date. Read the latest English blogs

    Research projects

    Covering key areas of the curriculum, including assessment, English and mathematics, Herts for Learning teaching and learning research projects are developed to replicate the results of previous successful small-scale work with schools, solve new or existing problems, or support and develop new approaches. There are projects for Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2 and Early Years.

    Read more about the current English research projects


    The team have also produced a wide range of detailed English resources that completely align with National Curriculum 2014 expectations. These include detailed English plans and planning platforms which support teachers with their daily planning and teaching of writing, as well as assessment criteria and exemplification materials as part of the PA Plus subscription package.

    Training and conferences

    Our advisers deliver central training and regularly present at national and regional conferences and have contributed articles to a range of educational publications. We also enjoy hosting our own conferences, attracting high-calibre speakers such as Carol-Ann Duffy, Mini Grey, James Clements and Roger McGough.

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    As a result of working with HfL’s Primary English team, we have an enhanced understanding of the criteria for assessment of Greater Depth and the requirements of Age Related Expectations, in particular with spelling. We have also been supported with managing different groups of pupils within class and shown how to improve spelling with quicker and clearer identification of gaps. The impact on outcomes has been quick and effective and Ofsted commented on the improvement in English within the school.

    Hertfordshire English subject leader

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