Our Leadership team has been awarded recognition by the Launceston City Council, for the work we have undertaken with children in the Launceston Community. Our educational leadership roles are a joint endeavour involving inquiry and reflection. They inspire, motivate, challenge and support the values of practice and pedagogy of our educators.
The National Quality Standards (NQS) requires each service to have a designated Educational Leader.
Our Education Leader is Melissa Vanderzwan – Melissa has a Diploma in Children’s Services & is working towards completing her cert 4 in Training & assessment, Mel has been employed at our service since 2004. She leads the development and implementation of the curriculum, supports and mentors educators to achieve high quality educational programs, therefore creating better outcomes for children.
Roles that the educational leadership undertakes in our service are:
- Collaborating with families about the educational program
- Leading and being part of reflective discussions about practice and implementing the learning framework(EYLF)
- As part of continuous improvement, consider what strategies are needed to improve the educational program and practices with in our service.
- Support educators to create inspiring learning environments and provocations for learning
- Facilitate pedagogical change
- Mentoring other educators by leading quality practice
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
, which can significantly impact on the important work educators do with children and families. (ACECQA, Educational Leader Information sheet) Create and foster a quality learning environment