New educational leader resource released

Recognising the important role of the educational leader, and in response to sector feedback, ACECQA has developed and launched The Educational Leader Resource. This resource is a collection of practical advice, research and reflections to guide and support educational leaders and approved providers.

Developed in conjunction with service and educational leaders from all service types as well as academics and sector leaders, the Resource:

  • helps to clarify what is expected of the role, from both the educational leader and provider perspective
  • demonstrates how the role supports quality outcomes for children and families
  • promotes professional development and reflection.

Using a highly practical approach, the Resource includes case studies, links to helpful resources, reflective questions, models to ‘unpack’ guidance as well as sample templates.

The Educational Leader Resource will assist approved providers in selecting and supporting educational leaders (NQS Element 7.2.2). The focus is on resourcing educational leaders to confidently and creatively undertake and shape the role to reflect the unique context of each service. The resource is relevant for experienced educational leaders as well as those either new to, or aspiring to, the role.

The user-friendly resource is now available as a free download on the ACECQA website, with print copies available for purchase soon.