Lancashire Teaching Agency

Combining our strengths

Lancashire County Council, together with Reed Education, established the Lancashire Teaching Agency (LTA) in September 2002. We combine our core business of recruiting and deploying supply teachers and teaching assistants with an innovative approach to professional development and utilisation of the latest web-based technology.

Each partner brings a strong complementary mix of core skills to the agency.  Through a commitment to professional support and career development of teachers and teaching assistants, we make a major contribution to the Authority's strategy to recruit and retain high quality teachers and support staff in Lancashire schools.

Best value for Lancashire schools

The primary aim of the LTA is to supply high quality, trained teachers and support staff to schools in Lancashire. The very highest standards of service delivery and school/teacher support are underpinned by rigorous quality management procedures, implemented in partnership with the schools.  We use on-line systems to deploy supply staff to increase the efficiency of administrative processes and to deliver and record professional development.

For schools, the Agency offers a comprehensive, added value service. This includes a thorough recruitment processes including interviews and selection, a programme of induction, faster and more precise matching to school requirements, continuous professional development and less time spent by Head Teachers and Managers in trying to source supply.

First choice for teachers and support staff

For teachers and support staff, the LTA allows a high level of flexibility and choice in terms of positions and schools. The LTA is able to offer opportunities for career progression, support and movement into permanent employment. Your dedicated LTA consultant remains in regular contact to ensure that you receive a professional and personal service. Teachers are Lancashire employees, paid through the County Council and engaged under the terms of the School Teacher's Pay and Conditions Document, with the occupational benefits that this brings (for example, continued membership of the Teachers Pension Scheme).

Contact Lancashire Teaching Agency now on:

Preston: 01772 200 845
Lancaster: 01524 843 347
Secondary Team: 01772 567 302

My experience of working for LTA has been nothing but positive. From ringing to enquire about the process of registering with LTA, I was supported by my consultant and her team in finding a long term supply position that was perfect for me.
Eleanor - Secondary Supply Teacher

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Useful resources

Visit the Lancashire Professional Development Service website

Lancashire Teaching Agency jobs

Current roles

​LTA resources

CPD Policy.pdf

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Policies and Procedures 

LTA Policies

OnTime Information:

Teachers - Oracle Self Service
Candidates - XMS timesheets
Schools - XMS timesheets​