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Future Considerations for Curriculum

Keynote 5 | Lee Anne Perry | Friday 23rd of June, 1.45pm | Grand Ballroom


Since 2008 with the introduction of NAPLAN, Australia has seen an increasingly national overlay to school education. This has included the introduction of Professional Standards, a National Curriculum, My School and more. What learning can we take from reflections of the past, to inform what we do next? Are we well prepared for the future to ensure our school communities continue to thrive?

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Professor Lee Anne Perry AM

Professor of Practice, QUT


Professor Lee Anne Perry AM is the inaugural Professor of Practice (Educational Leadership and Partnerships) at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Prior to commencing in this role in February 2023, Professor Perry was the Executive Director (CEO) of the Queensland Catholic Education Commission (QCEC).

Professor Perry has had a longstanding involvement in school education as a teacher, school and system leader including over twenty-five years as a principal. Lee Anne has been a member of many state and national associations and committees concerned with school and higher education. She is currently a Director of the Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) and an Honorary Professor of the Australian Catholic University.

Professor Perry has been actively involved in many educational reviews including as a panellist for the Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools led by David Gonski AC, a member of the STEM Partnership Forum chaired by the Chief Scientist, Professor Alan Finkel AO, and a member of the Queensland Premier’s Anti-Cyberbullying Taskforce. Lee Anne is a passionate advocate for education from the early years to higher education, including vocational education and is particularly committed to supporting collaboration, partnerships and connections within and between education sectors and systems.

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