Hello all, I am a mother of 2 children aged 6 and 2. I am working 4 days a week at home. I am expected to come into school one day a week. I am looking after my children and managing to work from home. This is proving to be difficult. Under normal circumstances, work load has never been an issue. I would complete my work at school and sacrifice a bit of my family time at home to keep up with the demand. This is the case for majority of the staff at the school. However, in the current crisis, it is not fair for schools to assume that we can 'work' at the same speed and efficiency if we were in school. Every teacher has a unique home environment and varying working conditions. It is unfair for schools to expect the same level of work from every staff member considering their home environments are all different. NEU states: The NEU expects teachers’ workload not to be increased during this period and for all communication and workload to be negotiated and agreed with staff. My school has not negotiated workload, it has rather directed the workload onto the staff. Has anybody experienced the same thing? My department in particular have expected the following to be completed by staff during the lock-down period: create around 30 SOW for KS4&KS5 Have each 30 topics fully resourced for individual lessons of high quality (there is an extensive detailed checklist that has to be met) Have assessments in place for each of the 30 topics Have glossaries in place for each topic Have at least one literacy task and numeracy task in the topic Within each of the lesson powerpoints (there are over 200 lessons in total) there is an extensive criteria to meet to the extent of what font, font size, animation, logo's, text box border, structure of ppt, AFL tasks, etc. to use in the presentation. [These requirements have never been requested prior to covid crisis] Having spoken to the union, it turns out that the government have not given further detail on how to support teachers who are caring for their dependents whilst working from home. Is anyone feeling and experiencing similar issues? Should school leaders carry out a survey within the school to find out who is caring for dependents and have their workload responsibilities adjusted accordingly?