The next Emerging Literacy Network will be taking place on Monday 14th January 2019, 4pm – 6pm. The January 2019 networks are organised into Buddy Network Groups where schools are meeting in one of 86 different locations across the Northern Alliance. The content for the session is housed within the video below. The video can be used to facilitate the session.

To support collaboration at the network, practitioners are asked to bring:

  • copies of the network resources CLICK HERE for the zip file
  • trackers for phonological awareness and pre-handwriting
  • any materials that detail their school’s approach to the teaching of phonics and spelling.

The details of where each school group has identified that they will meet can be found in the relevant local authority documents below:


James Cook

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.

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