Last Updated: Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Aberdeenshire Council - Learning pathways from early to second level

What is this?

​These materials were created by Aberdeenshire primary headteachers and early years staff working in partnership with Education Scotland. They are designed to support a consistent understanding of progression across all schools in the local authority.

Who is this for?

​Practitioners and leaders in primary schools and early learning and childcare settings.

​How to use this Learning and assessment resource to improve practice?

Use the professional learning materials to understand the background and context to the learning pathways.

The learning pathways are an example of how one local authority has approached developing a shared understanding of progression. They reflect Aberdeenshire's local context and are not intended to be definitive or prescriptive.


  • Do we have a shared understanding of what progression looks like?
  • How effective is our whole school overview in ensuring children's knowledge and skills are built appropriately over time?
  • To what extent do our flexible curriculum pathways lead to raised attainment for all children?


Zip File: Aberdeenshire Frameworks Support materials (1.2 MB)

Zip File: Aberdeenshire draft progression frameworks (9.5 MB)