Peta Barker

South East Region

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

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
Brisbane 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.

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**

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