The early years of a career in teaching can realise great rewards for the significant efforts expended. Critical to achieving these rewards are the ongoing working relationships between teachers and the organisational structures which support them.
These require leadership, which is provided in various ways by teachers who have undertaken leadership positions in a school. For example, these positions may involve leadership of a professional learning community within a school, or have responsibility for a particular year level or subject area.
But how can an early career teacher progress to one day taking on a leadership role in a school?