Dame Alison Peacock

Two out of three teachers thought that government guidance on home learning during the first national lockdown was “unhelpful”, the TES reports.

A poll of 800 teachers from the Chartered College of Teaching found that just one in ten teachers found it helpful.

The vast majority of teachers surveyed were also unhappy with the extent to which the government listened to feedback from the profession between February and July this year.

Teachers polled offered various comments, including pleas for the DfE to “listen to frontline staff” and provide support in a "timely manner and not late on a Friday evening".

Dame Alison Peacock, chief executive of the Chartered College of Teaching, said: "These results are, unfortunately, not in the least bit surprising. Teachers have had to contend with guidance that has kept changing, arrived at the last minute and failed to take into account their experiences and knowledge. 

"Our teachers and school leaders are experts. Listen to them.”