Peta Barker

Peta Barker

About Peta

“My coaching sessions with Peta were life-changing! She thoroughly understands how schools operate and the challenges of the education leader. She has helped me immensely.”
– South East Region Deputy Principal


  • Women in Leadership (rural, regional and remote)

  • Whole School Pedagogy – Learning and Teaching Strategies, Staff Engagement and Strategic Whole-School Change and Implementation

  • Promoting wellbeing and building resilience in staff and students

  • Strategic Staff Performance Measurement – Leading Data collation and analysis

  • Whole School Behaviour Management Programs and Strategies (Positive Behaviour for Learning)

  • STEM/ STEAM / Design Thinking / Innovation / Curriculum Integration



  • Diploma of Education – QUT
  • Bachelor of Education – USQ

2018 – Current

Principal Consultant Sentis Education
  • Development of whole-school strategies to build staff engagement, improve whole school pedagogy and integrate, align and prioritise different initiatives.
  • Coach School Leaders to develop confidence and capability to face the challenges of their role
LEADQ 360 Leadership Coaching Project Manager
  • Management of LEADQ360 process with School Leaders, debrief of reports, coaching sessions, alignment of program concepts to day to day application, analysis of data from LEADQ process of 8 Leadership Competencies; positivity, thinking, drive, authenticity, innovation, resilience, adaptability, influence.
LEADQ is Leadership Efficacy and Development Quotient**

2015- 2018

Head of School Sheldon College – Director of Teaching and Learning 7-12
  • Executive Curriculum Committee Chair
  • Leadership of Heads of Faculty
  • Driving curriculum development, assessment and reporting processes
  • Oversight of Co-curricular Programs and Activities
  • QCAA & ACARA policy and curriculum direction; monitoring and verification processes
  • Staffing – recruitment and selection; professional development and training; performance appraisal
  • Public Relations (Senior College)

2008 – 2015

Deputy Principal – risbane School of Distance Education + Pimpama Secondary College
HOD Junior Secondary – Pimpama Secondary College
HOD Performing Arts – Woodridge SHS
Areas of Responsibilities:

Line management and performance management of various faculties and curriculum areas.

Digital Pedagogy/online learning, Design Thinking across the curriculum, Differentiation Mentor, Development of staff Professional Development, Learning Support, Intervention Programs, Student Well-being, Parent and Community Programs, alignment with feeder primary schools, developing community, staff coaching and Positive Behaviour for Learning.

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