Meanwhile, the secondary school guidance document states: “If schools have systems in place for online courses, these should be kept to a minimum because the necessary interaction between teacher and students. in school is high and cannot be easily replicated for a young audience, even at KS4 level.
“Any school that offers online classes must have protocols in place to protect staff and students, and no teacher should be required to provide online education that they feel uncomfortable with or in the least. ‘lack of agreed protocols. ”
A parent, who complained to her child’s school about the lack of work, said she found the response that teachers refused to post work online “infuriating”.
“Parents are desperately trying to struggle to work from home,” she said. “I found the fact that his unions are blocking him really shocking.”
Kevin Courtney, deputy secretary general of NEU, defended the guidelines and said its members were working “hard” to support the students.
The guidelines are intended to manage the workload and stress of children, parents and teachers, he said, adding that they are “not intended to prevent learning”.
Mr Courtney said: “The provisions for e-learning must also protect the privacy of teachers and children and ensure the safety of children when they are online. The NEU helps teachers and families to do their best with the resources at their disposal.
“We’re suggesting ways to provide creative kits to younger students and access real books and print resources – because online learning just isn’t accessible for many students, too many. between them have limited access to laptops or a quiet space in which to watch lessons on time. Times of Day.”