Lauren Sayer is an inspiring education leader passionate about driving positive change in teaching and learning practices. Currently leading as the Director of Curriculum at the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA), Lauren is dedicated to fulfilling the VCAA mission of providing high-quality curriculum, assessment, and reporting to enable lifelong learning.
Previously, Lauren served as the Executive Director of Research and Innovation at Melbourne Girls Grammar (MGGS), where she led and collaborated across the institution, enabling teachers to embrace evidence-informed practices in their professional work, thus enhancing student learning outcomes. Lauren also was the founding Co-Director of the Melbourne Girls Grammar Institute (MGGI), a global educational community hub dedicated to innovation and leadership in education practices. At MGGI, Lauren forged strategic educational partnerships, both locally and internationally, and played a crucial role in implementing successful pedagogical changes that transformed teaching and learning methodologies.
Lauren’s expertise lies in embracing evidence-informed practices aligned with the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) standards. In addition, she has extensive knowledge of leveraging information and communication technology (ICT) to enhance curriculum delivery, explicitly focusing on personalised learning, as demonstrated in her work as Director of Digital Learning at Haileybury.
In addition to her school leadership roles, Lauren made significant contributions as the Head of Teaching and Learning at the Royal Children’s Hospital Education Institute. Collaborating with a team of dedicated educators, she implemented evidence-based, innovative pedagogical models to support the educational needs of chronically ill children across Victoria.