Kate Farrell

Director of Curriculum Development and Professional Learning, Data Education in Schools

I am working on the Data Education in Schools project developing a data science curriculum for Primary and Secondary schools in Scotland. I am designing units of work on data and information handling, trialing them in pilot schools and training teachers in how to deliver those activities.  The units are on a variety of topics, so that they can fit in to a variety of curricular areas.  I have also been working with the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) developing a national Secondary school qualification in Data Science which should be available to all Scottish schools from this summer.  Previously I have advised on the new Computing Science outcomes in the Scottish Curriculum, written a guide for Primary and Early Years on teaching the new CS outcomes (available free at Teach CS.Scot) and developed new badge activities in computational thinking with Girl Guiding.

Email: kate.farrell@ed.ac.uk

Or write/visit here:
Room 4.19, St John's Land
The Moray House School of Education
The University of Edinburgh
Holyrood Road
Edinburgh EH8 8AQ

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Computers donated to support pupils during lockdown

30 Mar 2020
Perth High School


In the last week before schools closed, Kate Farrell, Director of Curriculum Development and Professional Learning for the Data Education in Schools project, loaded up her car and delivered a total of 30 computers to high schools across the City of Edinburgh and to Perth.

The computers were donated to help computing students (who do not have access to a computer at home) during the period of school closure caused by COVID-19.


Knowledge Sharing Schools

Working with partner schools to support the development of a data skills curriculum across the Edinburgh city region