Primary English and Literacy

Welcome to the Lancashire Primary English and Literacy page. Here you will find a great mix of expert guidance, exciting resources and interesting links that can help to impact teaching and learning in your primary classroom.

CPD and Consultancy

View our English Courses.

English Consultancy and School-based training for schools and other agencies can be tailored to meet the needs of individual members of staff, groups of staff, or the whole school staff team. These can be delivered by members of our English team on a full-day, half-day, staff meeting or an evening twilight basis.

Advice and support can be provided across a range of topics including:

  • Improving subject knowledge (eg Phonics, Spelling, Reading, Writing, Grammar) for teachers and teaching assistants
  • Support for the English Subject Leader to audit, monitor and implement action plans
  • Planning units of work with individual teachers
  • Assessing reading and writing for every year group; moderating reading and writing with individual teachers and/or Subject Leaders
  • Working with Subject Leadership teams to support action planning and monitoring

We can provide bespoke packages of support including the above, tailored to meet the needs of your school.

Contact Nicola Martin - Senior Consultant for English and Literacy


Red Rose Letters and Sounds

Red Rose Letters and Sounds

The Primary English and Literacy Team at Lancashire Professional Development Service (LPDS) have developed a new systematic, synthetic phonics planning programme using the Letters and Sounds approach titled Red Rose Letters and Sounds.


Resources and Support


Evidence-based publications to aid your classroom practice. From our Award-winning English and Literacy Team.

New Publications

Assessment of Reading

Assessment of Reading - Guidance

Exclusively available as part of the LPDS English and maths website subscription. Login and visit our Reading section to access this premium publication.

More New Publications to Address your Biggest Needs and Concerns

Coming Soon!

Further Support

English EYFS

Early Years Support for English and Literacy. Annual subscription required for Premium Resource access.


Watch the monthly VLOG episode from the Teaching and Learning Consultants for Primary English and Literacy. Covering topical areas like a Deep Dive in Reading.