Research shows that phonics is effective for the teaching and learning of reading and writing. The Northern Alliance Principles of Effective Phonics Teaching have been designed to support practitioners and schools to plan for developmentally appropriate teaching and learning of phonics.
James Cook is seconded from Highland Council to the role of Quality Improvement Officer, leading Emerging Literacy across the Northern Alliance. James is working with education, health and psychological services across the Northern Alliance to support Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) settings and schools in taking a developmental approach to Emerging Literacy. James has interests in Literacy, Equalities, Mindset and Creativity.