Currently in our school we have around 10 - 15 key workers children and vulnerable students (out of 1500 students). There is a 3 week rota in which a teacher is required to attend once in 3 weeks for 2 hours. The Teaching Assistants are required to attend 5 full days in the 3 week rota and required to circulate the room and help students with their work whilst the teacher is required to sit at the front of the room and work on their laptop. After 8 weeks of this system the Teaching Assistants (there are only 6 of them available to work) are beginning to feel exposed and unfairly treated. They have also been given online work to do at home which takes up all their remaining hours when they are not in school. They have had to put their own children into school rather than keep them home much more than the other members of staff. Is this the case in other schools?