The educational leader has an influential role in inspiring, motivating, affirming and also challenging or extending the practice and pedagogy of educators. It is a joint endeavour involving inquiry and reflection, which can significantly impact on the important work educators do with children and families.
With the role’s introduction, a number of myths have emerged about its responsibilities. One of these is that the educational leader must complete all of the programming for all educators. This is a misinterpretation of this important role.