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

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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

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.

Phonics Support

Phonics Resources

Early Years, Support documents for Phonics Leaders, Approved Phonics Providers and Resources, Assessment and Progression in Letters and Sounds 2021, The Year 1 Phonics Screening Check, CLL Audit, Phonics at KS2, HF Words and Common Exception Words and more useful documents. Annual subscription required for Premium Resource access.

Reading and Writing Resources and Support


Key Learning, Guided Reading, Shared Reading, Learning and Progression Steps, Vocabulary, EYFS Guided Reading, Domain Question Prompts, Book Band Bookmarks, Reading Response Prompts, Activities for Responding to Reading (Y1-Y6) and many other resources. Annual subscription required for Premium Resource access.


Shared Writing, Key Learning, Learning and Progression Steps, Non-negotiables, EYFS Writing, Guided Writing, Y6 Writing Unit, Grammar Resources, Vocabulary, Children's Targets and Prompts, Narrative / Non-Narrative Tablemats, Table-top Tips, Grammar and Punctuation Mats, Boys, More Able Pupils, Spelling and more. Annual subscription required for Premium Resource access.


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

Planning and Curriculum Content

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.



2022/23 Course Programme Brochure

Now available to download!

2022/23 Course Programme from LPDS:












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