Not at all. We believe a certain skill set and disposition is required for SMT members/ we cannot simply bring in others to cover in the event of absence. It is therefore vital that we ensure SMT members are protected as best as possible. On the other hand, teachers can be replaced by supply staff or TAs/office clerks if necessary. Schools that stay open will effectively be operating a ‘conveyor belt’ system for teachers, along with class sizes doubling or tripling.