I just wanted to get some advice on a situation occurring at my school. There will be significant period of time (more than just a couple of days)where a year group will be one teacher down. The school will not be employing any supply teachers or cover from other teacher/ta's, the remaining teachers in the year group have been told they will be spreading the teaching of the class between them as well their own class. I have done some research and found the NUT model cover policy for schools which seems to suggest that teachers should cover classes 'only rarely' and not for extended periods of time where the absence has been known about for many weeks beforehand. I just want to know where the teachers stand on this and if there is anything that can be done to improve the situation for the children and the staff. Please help, many thanks.