A Curriculum for Excellence


Enabling young people to be;

  • Confident Individuals
  • Successful Learners
  • Effective Contributors
  • Responsible Citizens

a2bsafely provides Curriculum Links to;


Literacy, this resource provides support for listening and reading skills.

IT, navigation and decision making skills, making healthy choices to stay safe.

A perfect resource for learning English as a foreign language.

Health & Wellbeing, a2bsafely promotes sustainable transport, active travel

on foot and supportive communities.

Parents as Partners in Learning.

Inclusive in style and content.

Involving parents/carers and family in out of hours learning and on-road training after school.


Road Safety within Curriculum for Excellence


As part of Curriculum for Excellence the Health and Wellbeing draft experiences and outcomes, which describe the expectations for learning and progression in all areas of the curriculum from Early to Fourth, places Road Safety Education under the headings:


Mental, emotional and physical wellbeing.

The experiences and outcomes that immediately relate to road safety are;

  • I am learning to assess and manage risk, to protect myself and others and to reduce potential harm when possible.
  • I know and can demonstrate how to travel safely whether on foot, on a bicycle, in a motor vehicle or on public transport

 Physical Activity

The experiences and outcomes that immediately relate to Road Safety are;

  • I am encouraged and supported to travel actively and safely to and from my place of learning

The curriculum will provide the framework for all young people in Scotland to gain the knowledge and skills for learning, skills for life and skills for work that they need.  Building the Curriculum 3, together with the experiences and outcomes,  describe what every young person is entitled to expect their education to provide them with rather than establishing detailed definitions of content or prescribed hours of study.


The curriculum should include space for learning beyond subject boundaries, so that children and young people can make connections between different areas of learning. Interdisciplinary studies, based upon groupings of experiences and outcomes from within and across curriculum areas.


The experiences and outcomes can be packaged in different ways appropriate to the individual child or young person. For example, participation in expressive arts activities can make an important contribution to a young person’s sense of wellbeing and can bring learning to life. Road safety education can contribute to this.


It is the responsibility of schools and their partners in road safety to bring the experiences and outcomes together to produce programmes for learning across a broad curriculum, covering science, languages, mathematics, social studies, expressive arts, health and wellbeing, religious and moral education and technology. Throughout this broad curriculum it is expected there will be an emphasis on Scottish contexts.


Building the Curriculum 3 and the experiences and outcomes can be found at http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/curriculumforexcellence/index.asp