About us - Road Safety Education team

The department's Road Safety Education program is fully funded by Transport for NSW. We support NSW public schools and teachers K-12 implement effective road safety education.

Our aim

Empower children and young people in NSW public schools to be safe road users now and into the future.

What do we do?

The Road Safety Education team provide quality road safety education support and professional learning to teachers in NSW public schools P-12.

Our Road Safety Education Officers, who are located around the state:

The Road Safety Team:

  • works with teachers to design, develop and deliver their own quality learning experiences to best meet the needs of their students, rather than deliver presentations to students.
  • recognises teachers as the expert educators of their students, and doesn't encourage stand-alone, one-off externally delivered events/guest speakers or programs.
  • advise teachers to critically review services offered by external road safety providers by using the Engaging external provider's checklist; and to develop and deliver pre and post-event teaching and learning activities, if they choose to engage an external provider.

    Our policy

    The Road Safety Education, Driver Education and Training Policy provides the framework for the planning and teaching of road safety in NSW public schools. More advice is provided in the Guidelines for effective implementation of road safety.

    The NSW Wellbeing Framework for schools is a statement of what is valued as excellence in student wellbeing in NSW public schools. It supports schools to create a planned approach to wellbeing using evidence-based strategies that are strengths-based, preventative and focus on early intervention. This includes strengthening students’ cognitive, physical, social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing domains of development.

    Physical wellbeing is associated with the extent to which we feel physically safe and healthy. It includes physical activity, nutrition, physical safety (such as road safety) and security, and preventative health care. Physical wellbeing enables positive health outcomes.

    Whole school approach to road safety education

    Perthville Public School is an example of a school implementing a whole school approach working with the Road Safety Education Officers. Please watch this video to see how they improved the road safety at their school.

    Perthville Public School

    Road safety education support for schools from the other education sectors

    Association of Independent Schools

    Catholics Schools NSW

    Kids and Traffic the Early Childhood Road Safety Education Program

    Category:

    • Teaching and learning

    Topics:

    • road-safety

    Business Unit:

    • Teaching Quality and Impact
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