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If you wish to discuss any of the services we offer, please email us at:

TradedServices@cumbria.gov.uk

or contact our Traded Services team: 

Terry Beech - Project Officer
Tel: 01946 506217
Email: Terry.Beech@cumbria.gov.uk

Mel Housby - Project Officer
Tel: 07776482665
Email: Melanie.Housby@cumbria.gov.uk

We welcome your feedback, comments and questions to inform and shape what we offer in future.

Traded Services for Schools and Academies

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Many services are provided free of charge to schools through County Council funding, in order to meet our statutory responsibilities, and to help achieve our priority outcomes for children and young people.  In addition, a number of high quality, professional, value-for-money services are available on a traded basis to schools, academies and other educational or childcare settings.  These are usually available through service level agreements or ‘pay as you go’ purchases.

Educational support services include Learning Improvement and Inclusion advice, Governor Support, provision of Teaching Assistants, Outdoor Education, Music Service, and a wide range of training courses. 

Other ‘back office’ services include ICT Support, Facilities Management and Building Support Services, Health & Safety and Educational Visits Advice, Legal Advice, HR Advice and Payroll. 

You can find out more about these by visiting their pages from the left-hand menu, or by downloading our Traded Services brochure below: 

Traded Services for Schools/Settings 2013/14 (PDF, 2.5mb)

Details of all our Training Courses can be found in the brochures below:

Cumbria Continuing Professional Development Training Courses Spring-Summer 2014 (PDF, 2.2mb)

Local Learning Network Programme Spring-Summer 2014 (PDF 758k)

Training Programme for School Governors and Clerks Spring Term 2014 (PDF, 838k)

All our traded services and training courses are now booked via our SLA Online website, where you can also browse all the details, and contact our service teams.  To login to SLA Online, click the link at the top right of this page.

Naturally, new services and courses may be added throughout the year, and others changed or postponed, so SLA Online is the most up-to-date place to browse.  We will also let you know about these developments through our Traded Services Newsletter, which can be downloaded below: