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Lancashire Professional Development Service have been providing high-quality, professional training and development for over twenty-five years. The team offer a comprehensive range of consultancies, courses and conferences which cover the full range of curriculum, teaching and learning, and leadership needs.

Our well established and highly regarded team of Teaching and Learning Consultants design tailor-made professional learning opportunities and consultancy packages for schools, multi-academy trusts, clusters and other settings. LPDS support is readily available across Lancashire, the North West and further afield.

The Lancashire Grid for Learning (LancsNGFL) website has recently been integrated here, providing you with a simplified and user-friendly way of accessing both CPD and subscription content*. Throughout the site you will find a wealth of information including guidance, resources, updates, best practice, links to training opportunities, and publications to use in school.

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You now need to login to book a course, order a publication or access your premium subscription content. To create an account - select 'login' on this page and click 'Register Here'. If your school already has an account, ask your headteacher or school business manager to set you up with a teacher account (a two-minute process). View our one-page guidance on logging in and creating accounts. Visitors can still browse the site and download free curriculum content without logging in.

Hard-copy Publication News

After Wednesday 20th July 2022 hard-copy publication orders will not be dispatched until September, unless those ordering provide a home address.

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Recent Publications

Key Learning in Spoken Language

Based upon the expectations outlined in the National Curriculum, this publication will support teachers to plan spoken language opportunities in English and across the curriculum. Publication available electronically for instant download.

History Units Planning Guidance - Local Black History

The three Local Black History units featured within this publication seek to address the lack of balance and diversity that can occur when we ‘whitewash’ history and neglect to tell the stories of people from different cultures and backgrounds. Publication available electronically for instant download.


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"In Reception, the Phase 2 progression is excellent. Most of the class can blend to read words, sentences and decodable books, and segment to write sentences already. We are thrilled! We have never had so many children being able to read and write this effectively in the autumn term."

Headteacher at a Red Rose Letters and Sounds Pilot School

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The Schools' Portal provides secure access to a number of online systems, including an electronic post system, traded services and a range of information aimed at supporting schools across Lancashire.