Training and Development

All Lancashire Teaching Agency (LTA) supply staff, both teachers and support staff, undertake a compulsory induction and are entitled to Continuous Professional Development provided by Learning Excellence an established provider of high quality professional support services to schools, local authorities and other clients in the education sector.


The Lancashire Teaching Agency (LTA) supports the career development of all members of the agency and recognises that professionals have chosen career paths to reflect their personal work life balances and requirements. In support of these aims the LTA will provide continuing professional development that is of a high quality and reflects the needs of the teacher and support staff.


LTA members can now attend any number of CPD courses from the Lancashire Teaching Agency Category on the Lancashire Professional Development Service (LPDS) website


The allowance does not included the majority of courses from the LPDS marketed main course programme.  However, LTA members who are looking to work in Special Needs settings can book places on courses within the SEND course category.  For secondary phase LTA members their allowance can include any 'secondary phase' course from the LPDS main course programme.


As part of the LTA commitment to continuing professional development, teachers who fulfil the necessary eligibility criteria will be entitled to opt into the process for assessment against the Threshold Criteria and for Performance Management/Appraisal.

How to book on a course



All supply teachers registered with the Lancashire Teaching Agency are entitled to performance management/appraisal as teachers in centrally managed services.  The policies below have been developed in accordance with the Education (School Teachers' Appraisal) (England) Regulations 2012:

Appraisal Policy 2022

Capability Policy 2022


On 16th April 2013 the DFE published draft School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document 2013 (STPCD) advice document entitled “Reviewing and revising your school’s approach to teacher pay”.
UPS threshold applications and progression considerations remain under the old STPCD, providing the application/consideration was made before 31st October.
To be eligible for consideration for Threshold a supply teacher would need to draw upon the last two years of teaching experience (and meet the LTA employment criteria of 26 weeks per school year etc). Any Threshold consideration can stand alone but is important that it is discussed at a Teacher's Appraisal meeting with their reviewer (LTA and/or school) before 31st October. 
Threshold Assessment guidance can be viewed under Frequently Asked Questions link