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.
Schools are closed and there are lots of different opinions on what learning will look like over the next few months. In this unprecedented time, parents cannot expect that their children will be accessing a normal timetable or individual support on a regular basis.
Read our advice and guidance for primary school educators.
Read our advice and guidance for secondary school educators.
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.
During this crisis, many education staff are being asked to draw up plans for distance learning and educational activities students can do from home.
Some pupils will need much more individual support than is possible, and many will need support for their wellbeing before any meaningful learning can take place.
Every child who can be safely cared for at home should be, to limit the chance of the virus spreading.