At my school we are being asked to make video calls to Year 10s on a 1:1 basis. On the call (which is recorded) we go through a script of questions. The questions are about the work that has been set over the last few weeks - work that none of my Year 10s have completed with the exception of one child. These calls should take 30 minutes. We are supposed to arrange a time with parents and welcome them to sit in on the session. I have two Year 10 classes so am looking at doing 20 hours of these 'face to face' calls over the next three weeks. I cannot understand why we are not using this time to do online lessons with our Year 10s. I'm frustrated that I'm going to spend so many hours on this. Our exams classes have had NO live/interactive teaching for 3 months, and I am expected to spend 20 hours calling them to ask them generic questions from a script? Is it unreasonable for me to say that this is a very poor way of meeting the government's 'face to face' instructions?