Academic common room
Are we specialist education professionals?
HomeschoolingRefuser · 03/01/2021 10:10
I think we are:
But DP thinks we will be teaching online so shouldn't identify as critical workers because it's not fair. I'm also concerned that the school will use their discretion - but this isn't the point of a policy that you pick and choose who is deserving!
I have a huge workload next semester, barely made it through the last one and still catching up with unfinished teaching because I couldn't transfer it all efficiently in the time I had. Student emails about their forthcoming assessment are incessant, I'm really struggling and in despair.
GCAcademic · 03/01/2021 10:47
But presumably the school teachers who are teaching online count as critical workers? You can't teach online with small children running around, and you can't work flexibly given that the teaching is live and timetabled.
The cynic in me says that this guidance is deliberately worded vaguely in relation to university teaching staff.
HomeschoolingRefuser · 03/01/2021 10:50
Yes, I thought that. So we wouldn't feel properly-entitled.
AlwaysColdHands · 04/01/2021 22:44
I think we are. It’s no different to teachers in compulsory sector who are wfh (I do realise many will be on site for keyworker pupils)
TheBitchOfTheVicar · 04/01/2021 22:46
I tutor a critical worker training course, and I am.
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