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OSHC: Educational Leaders Forum

July 20 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM AWST


This OSHC focused, series of forums focuses attention on the development of Educational Leaders in their endeavour to motivate, lead and inspire educators in pedagogical practice. If you are new to the role of Educational Leader or trying to create a better understanding of what your role entails this series is for you.

Many Educational Leaders struggle to achieve these outcomes due to myths within the sector as to exactly what responsibilities the role has and miss the importance of a collegial approach. By its own definition the role is about Leading Education, but the question remains how?

Join us in these 8 workshops over 4 OSHC hour friendly days, for a comprehensive suite of knowledge development.

Developed by Educational Leaders for Educational Leaders you will find a hands-on approach to Educational Leader practice. Not only will you walk away with a clearer understanding on what the role involves and how to do it, but also included is a comprehensive workbook resource supplied at each session.

Suitable for Educational Leaders across all Early Years settings.

Learning Outcomes:

Session 1 & 2: 20th July 2023 10am – 2pm

Session 1: Understanding the Educational Leaders Role

Legislative requirements of the educational leader
Defining the role and outcomes of the educational leader
Understanding the requirements of your role
Leading vs Doing

Session 2: Enhancing Pedagogical Practice

Understanding your philosophy
Choosing theorists to guide your pedagogy
Looking at your current service practice

Session 3 & 4 21st  July 2023 10am – 2pm

Session 3: Understanding the NQF

Understanding the Being, Becoming and Belonging
Understanding the Principles, Practices and the learning Outcomes
Understanding the purpose of learning frameworks

Session 4: Leadership in Practice

Building trust and confidence with educators
Traits of an effective leader, Leadership vs Management
Documenting professional conversations
Mentoring, on the floor coaching and researching learning materials

Sessions 5 & 6: 3rd  August 2023: 10am – 2pm

Session 5: Understanding the Curriculum in Practice

What makes a curriculum?
Developing the planning cycle for an effective educational curriculum.
Checks and balances to ensure meaningful curriculum.
Effective alternatives to the learning story.
Tell me about the learning in your room displays, routines and transitions?

Session 6: Evidence of Learning

Assisting staff to embed good habits for professional practice.
Identifying the role of the frameworks with learning evidence.
Encouraging staff to include intentional teaching, agency of the child, risky play, and spontaneous activities into their everyday practice.
Including families, cultural perspectives and community into your curriculum.
Critical reflection.

Sessions 7 & 8: 4th  August 2023: 10am – 2pm

Session 7: Preparing for Assessment & Rating

Learning from your current assessment and rating report.
The process and the educational leader’s role during the assessment.
Preparing and collating practice evidence.
Supporting educators for the assessment day.
Communicating with the assessor.
What makes a quality assessment and why.

Session 8: Looking at your Journey of Change and Reflection

Best practice.
Developing and sharing the vision of pedagogical improvement.
Preparing your team for change.
Monitoring and adjusting the journey of change.

Links to NQS:

QA1 and QA7

Catering: Light lunch provided each day – please bring own snacks


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OSHC: Educational Leaders Forum
Title: OSHC: Educational Leaders Forum Date: OSHC Friendly dates (not VAC) Day 1: 20th July 2023 Day 2: 21st July 2023 Day 3: 3rd August 2023 Day 4: 4th August 2023 Time: OSHC Friendly hours: 10am – 2pm all days Catering: Light lunch provided each day – please bring own snacks. Location: CA Head Office (Belmont)
$ 499.00
20 available