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 HFL Education has developed PA Plus an essential range of over 450 high-quality resources that support primary schools with planning, assessment and progress-tracking.

    The resources are available as individual digital downloads or packaged as zip files for ease of downloading multiple files in one go.

    Summaries of the resources published each term are below.


    New for Spring 2023: Two new Primary English plans for Years 3 and 6

    These detailed plans will support teachers to deliver exciting and engaging narrative units, based around popular children’s books. The plans weave together the statements from the reading (word reading and comprehension), spoken language and writing (transcription, handwriting, composition, VGP and spelling) components of the Primary English Curriculum, showing how all of these aspects of learning can be addressed through creative learning experiences.

    Y3 Stella and the Seagull persuasive unit

    Y6 Blackberry Blue: And Other Fairy Tales by Jamila Gavin 

    Detailed English plans - September 2022

    Y1 ‘Little Red And The Very Hungry Lion’ by Alex T Smith

    Y2 Last Stop on Market Street by Matt le Peña and Christian Robinson

    Y4 Amazon by Sangma Francis and Rômolo D’Hipólito

    Y5 The Promise by Nicola Davies and Laura Carlin

    Detailed English plan – Year 6 – Cogheart - updated to include resources

    Phoneme spotters featuring long a, long e, long i, long o and long u. - September 2022

    Early Years

    Making the difference Early Years toolkit - key facts about funding and case study template - update August 2022


    End of KS1 mathematics assessment toolkit - June 2022 (updated)

    Mathematics - Year 6 SATs analysis toolkit - January 2022

    Subject leadership toolkit for maths -  updated January 2022


    Focused English plan – Year 1 –The Jolly Christmas Postman unit

    Focused English plan – Year 3/4 – The Iron Man narrative unit

    Detailed English plan – Year 6 – Cogheart

    Systematic synthetic phonics programme audit for schools wishing to continue to use Letters and Sounds

    Updated Reading Teacher Assessment Frameworks (TAFs) and Assessing with Age-Related Texts (AART)


    Curriculum re-focusing self-evaluation tools for English and maths

    In these new curriculum re-focusing self-evaluation tools, we have identified the key strands of focus for both leaders and teachers and used them to create self-evaluation matrices.

    English - refocusing the curriculum evaluation and resource summary

    Maths - refocusing the curriculum evaluation and resource summary

    Although these are specific to English/mathematics, the resources can be used to explore any curriculum area so are a useful suite of tools for all senior and subject leaders.

    In addition, PA Plus Maths and English Resource Summary documents have been created to support high quality provision and curriculum refocusing. Each image within the summary document is hyperlinked so, if you are logged into your PA plus account, you can click the link to navigate to the exact downloadable resource. These identify key documents but there are many more useful resources on the site.

    Early Years

    Making the difference toolkit (2021 edition)  - case study template and key facts about funding

    Materials to support the prediction of the Good Level of Development (GLD)

    Set of 12 remote learning cards

    Easy Tracking in the Early Years

    AUTUMN 2018

    Early Years

    Adult lead activity plan for reception
    Nursery and Reception data analysis from entry to exit

    Updated for Autumn 2018:

    EYFS school assessment planner
    EYFS data analysis
    Disadvantaged and vulnerable children overview
    HfL observation, planning and assessment for schools
    Parent partnership documentation
    Early Years Pupil Premium suite of products (all)


    Planning Platforms Years 1-6  - (available as single years and as 1-6 combined)

    Assessment - SIMS

    SIMS reports - Nov 2018
    SIMS templates - Sept 2018


    ESSENTIALmaths diagnostic tests for Autumn term Year 1-5

    SUMMER 2018

    SIMS AM7 reports - June 2018

    End of Key Stage reports - June 2018

    Detailed English Plans for Years 1-6:

    Year 1 & 2  - Non-fiction instructions - Summer
    Year 2 - Poetry - Autumn
    Year 3 - Recount - Autumn
    Year 4 - Myths - Autumn
    Year 5 - Recount biography - Autumn
    Year 5 & 6 - Cinquain poetry - Autumn

    The HfL writing Teacher Assessment Frameworks (TAFs) - Years 1-6

    The Key Stage 1 mathematics TAFs within ESSENTIALmaths 2018-19

    The Key Stage 1 mathematics TAFs within ESSENTIALmaths 2017-18

    SPRING 2018


    Detailed English plans - Summer
    Steps to spelling
    Handwriting progression and toolkit - KS1 and KS2
    Phonics for spelling and writing: essentials for KS2 leaflet


    Updates to the SIMS AM7 templates and reports - full details of the updates, please see document PA015 Changes to the SIMS AM7 Templates/Reports – March 2018 under SIMS AM7 Reports
    Attainment and progress methodology
    Assessment guidance - updated 2018
    Exemplification of standards in English - Year 3 - B2

    Early Years
    Disadvantaged and vulnerable children overview

    GLD Predictor (Excel version) – In addition to the Word template provided to assist schools in predicting their Good Level of Development (GLD) at the end of EYFS, we have now added an Excel version into the subscription package. This has the added advantage that the percentages on the sheet, for children predicted to achieve the ELGs and GLD, will be calculated automatically.

    Checklist for keeping animals in schools and settings

    Working scientfically criteria tracking sheets - version 2




    PA Plus - English

    Access to high quality, clear and concise English resources, written by subject specialist advisers.

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    PA Plus - maths

    High quality, clear and concise mathematics resources, written by subject specialist advisers.

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    PA Plus - Early Years

    A range of easy to use templates and guidance tools that will help staff at all levels working in the Early Years Foundation Stage.

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    PA Plus - science

    High quality, clear and concise science resources, written by experienced science teachers.

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    PA Plus - assessment resources

    All the resources required to use the HFL approach to primary assessment of reading, writing, maths and science.

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    Leadership and management

    Additional resources to support leadership and management in primary schools.

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    Up-to-date, practical, easy to use resources to support primary planning and assessment

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