Jo Farag

​Position:Programme Leader for PGCE Secondary IT and Computing
​School:​ Cardiff School of Education and Social Policy
​Telephone:​029 20416556
​Room No:​A031



 Education Workforce Council

Research Interests

• The impact of computational processes on the way we live, work, study and interact with each other and our environment.

• Implementation of Computational thinking in secondary school

• Developing Digital Literacy in Secondary school


Cardiff Commitment Resources and support materials - KS3 Computer Unlocked
How student Digital Leaders support the DCF
Digital Lead Practitioner Network - supporting schools' implementation of the DCF Adobe Spark Teacher - Hwb initiative creating teacher resources (web design)
Consultant for Welsh Government 'GCSE' and 'A' Level Computer Science
Consultant for Qualification Wales 'Digital Technologies' 'A' Level and 'GCSE'


I am the Programme Lead for PGCE Secondary - IT and Computing and the Curriculum Leader of ICT and Computer Science (Cardiff High School) as well as being a Personal Tutor and Mentor for Secondary and PGCE students. Having gained a Degree in Education specialising in Computing, PGCE Mathematics specialism Computing and MSc in Computing, I have taught Mathematics and Computer Science for twenty plus years in a range of secondary schools in Wales and the United Arab Emirates, and had various roles such as Head of Department, Head of Year and Senior Leadership position.  

I joined the Cardiff School of Education and Social Policy in 2019 as a Senior Lecturer in IT and Computing and I am also involved in many Digital projects. I am an A Level Examiner for WJEC and Consultant for Qualification Wales. Previously, I worked as Lead Practitioner for CSC to support schools implementing the DCF.