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St David's Catholic Primary School

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Blended Learning (Home and School Learning)

Blended Learning is defined in this context as a combination of face-to-face and e-learning.

St David’s recommends the appropriate use of Blended Learning as part of the child’s learning experience. As time progresses it is expected that Blended Learning will be an integral part of child’s learning.

The following underlying principles and advice does not seek to replace existing effective practice but may help to refine and develop it further:

• Promoting learner and staff well-being to remain as a key priority.

• The blend of in-school and distance learning should be driven by a single curriculum, i.e., the two elements need to be mutually supportive rather than work in parallel.

• The aim of Blended Learning at St David’s is to support and develop children’s academic progress at home and in school. St David’s staff has the capacity to ‘live stream’ within blended provision if consent has been given by parents.  

• If live streaming is used it will reinforce and enrich the work learners complete at home, so that seamless provision is available.

• St David’s will ensure that regular and effective communication with parents and governors so as to ensure expectations are clear to school partners.

Live Streaming and Video Conferencing: safeguarding principles and practice (Welsh Government)