Last Updated: Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Pedagogical Leadership in Early Learning and Childcare

What is this?

The aim of this resource is to support leaders and those working within leadership teams to reflect on their understanding of pedagogical leadership as well as their role as a pedagogical leader and how this can be developed further or improved through professional reflection and dialogue.

This resource takes the form of a presentation with reflective questions and video clips including clips from a conversation filmed with June O’Sullivan CEO of the London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) and adviser to the UK Government and policy makers about services for early years across the country.

Who is this for?

This resource is for those who are leaders or are part of a leadership team within an early learning and childcare setting or who have a responsibility for early learning and childcare provision within a primary school.

​How to use this the learning and assessment resource to improve practice

There are number of interactive slides to stimulate reflection and discussion.

The resource can be used with other leaders outwith your own setting to support professional dialogue.

The resource can also be used to consider the practice of individual teams within one setting.

The presentation covers a number of issues therefore, you may find it useful to use it over a number of sessions, with each session having a focus, for example:

  • What is effective pedagogical leadership?
  • Linking research in pedagogy with practice
  • The role of the reflective practitioner to support effective pedagogical leadership

The video clips can be used as part of the resource or on their own.

The presentation can be used with the 'presentation notes'. These offer additional information and commentary for each of the slides.


Powerpoint File: Pedagogical Leadership in Early Learning and Childcare (3 MB)

Word file: Pedagogical Leadership in Early Learning and Childcare - Accompanying notes (34 KB)