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Traded Services for Schools and Academies

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. 

The Traded Services team co-ordinate a training programme for school based staff and governors: Cumbria's Training Events for School Based Staff and Governors. This programme brings together the courses which are delivered through the Cumbria Continuing Professional Development, Local Learning Network and Governor Development Programmes.  Please follow the link below to open the training brochure.

Cumbria's Training Events for School Based Staff and Governors 2017-18 (2 MB)

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:

Contact us

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

or contact our Traded Services team: 

Pam Clark - Team Leader
Tel: 01228 226817

Mel Housby - Project Officer
Tel: 07776482665

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