The NEU guidance on distance learning out today makes very clear what should be acceptable levels of workload. Normal education is currently suspended, and teachers should not be teaching a full timetable, or routinely marking work.
The NEU is of course in favour of all children being back in school, but even with a one-metre rule that will need more teachers and more spaces.
NEU Cymru secondary members will be heartened to hear secondary schools are moving to a distance learning model in the last week of term. Our members in primary schools will still be concerned.
Government support for distance learning for children self-isolating is necessary but not sufficient.
Every child who can be safely cared for at home should be, to limit the chance of the virus spreading.