Hi, I am wondering what other people's experiences of conducting or being asked to conduct live lessons. Are school has encouraged us to do this more recently and many members of staff have reservations. I know that the union guidelines are that we do not do it - are schools ignoring this? As a department head, I have so far taken the decision to respect staff's wishes if they wish to carry out such things and also if they would prefer not to. Some are concerned about being recorded and the audio, video being misused. Some want to be in control of their online presence and carrying out live lessons would seem to lose control over this. There are many issues surrounding safeguarding of students and staff as far as live lessons are concerned and I fell this would need deep discussion in any school before we start carrying these out. Workload - as we would be preparing live lessons and the non-live work this will increase the preparation time ( I could see how there would be some overlap, but not always ). Those students who are contacting us through email or MS Teams or any other method who cannot attend the live lessons will still need our help and we would have to carry this out after the live lesson. Teachers of Core subjects are being asked to do more of this than teachers of non-core subjects, which causes division. In my particular subject we are setting work on a lesson by lesson basis ( as this is necessary ), whereas teachers of other subjects might be setting work for a series of lessons. I feel like are workload, which I get the impression is already higher than that of my peers, is potentially about to double. What are other people's views/experiences of this within their school? Apologies if this turned into a rant!