The educational leader provides guidance on educators’ pedagogy and professional practice, by supporting educators to build and nurture secure respectful relationships with children and families and assisting educators to articulate how and why they make decisions about the curriculum/program.

(From: ‘The Guide to the NQF’ pp. 304–305)

The role of the Educational Leader is key to quality teaching and learning practice in early childhood settings.  It is essential to recognise that this role is specific in nature and very different to the role of Nominated Supervisor or Manager.  Educational Leadership takes courage to imagine the possibilities for practice, driving direction in thinking to enable continuous improvement and rich learning for children.

This workshop will allow Educational Leaders to fully understand the breadth of their role.  Key areas of learning include:

  • Reflection on how values underpin practice including an ‘ethics of care’ approach to leading pedagogy.
  • Unpacking the relationship between Quality Area Seven and Quality Area One of the National Quality Standard to understand the specific aspects of the role.
  • An opportunity to reflect on key themes from leadership research in the sector to see how theory can be translated into practice.