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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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Latest News

Max Whitlock Gymnastics

We are excited to announce a new partnership with Max Whitlock Gymnastics, PE Passport and LPDS. Information will be sent to all Lancashire schools before the end of the summer term or you can learn more here. Hear more from the founder himself:

Lancashire Learning for Life

Launching in September is Lancashire's very own personal development quality mark award, Lancashire Learning for Life. This award provides schools in Lancashire, and beyond, the opportunity to celebrate the personal development opportunities they provide young people with in a 'one size fits you' inclusive model. Find out more!

Lancashire Learning for Life Award

2024/25 Course Programme Now Live!

View our comprehensive range of continuous professional development (CPD) for the coming academic year:

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Upcoming Conferences:

Climate Conference

Sustainability and Climate Action Conference What Can We Do and Why Does it Matter?

With Keynote from meteorologist and Good Morning Britain weather presenter, Laura Tobin.

​Getting Everyone Reading With Dr Sarah Moseley

This conference will provide professionals with the knowledge and confidence to develop reading for all learners​

Red Rose Letters and Sounds           
"The bespoke training provided to our teachers and teaching assistants in phonics has truly paid off. During our recent Ofsted inspection, the inspectors were impressed with the early reading outcomes. Your guidance and support have been instrumental in our success, and I am truly appreciative of the time and effort you have invested in our school. Your commitment to enhancing our phonics training and overall staff development has played a pivotal role in our achievements."

Headteacher at a recently-inspected Red Rose Letters and Sounds school

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Teaching and Learning

Guidance, resources, updates, best practice and links

Lancashire Schools

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Access the Lancashire Schools Portal

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.