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Antje Leigh-Lancaster

MSc, BEd, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Antje Leigh-Lancaster is an experienced consultant in the field of mathematics education and co-founder of Leigh-Lancaster Consulting.

She has worked closely with teachers, academics, educational organisations and resource developers across Australia, is a passionate leader, learner, and educator; and is dedicated to improving student outcomes and engagement in mathematics education. 

Antje started her career as a classroom teacher and then took on successive roles at the Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV), Texas Instruments (TI), the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI), the Department (VIC) and as Pearson Mathematics K-12 Portfolio Manager.   

In these roles she focused on building teacher capacity through the delivery of professional learning, supporting educators to explore ways in which learner engagement and conceptual understanding can be strengthened, and developing resources, employing a human-centered design and incorporating evidence-based practices for print, blended and digital only delivery.

Antje is committed to creating inclusive learning opportunities, where all learners are able to experience success, as well as implementing teaching and learning strategies that support the retention and retrieval of knowledge.

Across her various roles, she has gained extensive experience conceptualising, pitching, implementing and managing projects, including associated activities such as: budget tracking, ongoing data analysis, stakeholder management, regular project team meetings and collaborating to address unforeseen challenges.

David Leigh-Lancaster

PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons), BEd, DipEd, AustMS.

David is a mathematics educator with extensive experience working closely with students, teachers, schools, educational organisations, and state-based systems.

He was the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) Mathematics Curriculum Manager for 23 years from 1998-2021, developing and leading the implementation of several Victorian curricula across F-12. He was also one of four writers for the new Australian Curriculum Mathematics V9.

Prior to that, David taught 7-12 mathematics for around 20 years, with ten of these as Mathematics Head of Department.

He has worked with leading educators from across Australia, the UK, US, France, Germany, Japan, and China.

The focus of his work has been to connect strategy and research with practical implementation. This has involved consultation and partnership with various stakeholders and interest groups including schools and teachers, authorities and departments, universities, business, schools, professional associations and resource developers.

David has extensive expertise and experience in:

  • supporting teachers and schools with implementation that effectively aligns curriculum with pedagogy and assessment
  • professional learning and resource development
  • developing mathematics and numeracy learning progressions, sample teaching programs, annotated student work samples, and formative assessment
  • curriculum design, benchmarking and review
  • high-stake examinations and school-based assessment, moderation and audit

At the core, David is about providing opportunities to learn for all learners and has the ability to take key mathematical concepts and make them accessible through a series of engaging activities.

His longstanding interests are making connections between mathematics and mathematics education, the nature of mathematical inquiry and applications, foundations of mathematics, computational thinking and artificial intelligence.