Docklands Academy March Newsletter
Mother’s Day March 2021
Mom /mɒm/ noun A title used just above queen 👑 Happy Mother’s Day to all the incredible mums out there! – Docklands Academy London
As we enter the eighth week of term, students have been working hard on assignments, which for many modules have now been submitted. Classes are continuing online due to the Pandemic. In order to make sure that students get the best out of their online experience we have monitoring feedback from students and teachers about classes, so as to continually improve our online provision. Feedback has included students saying that they have enjoyed elements of flipped classrooms, which have given them time to digest and think about material before live classes where it can be discussed. Not only has this been an efficient use of the live sessions, but it also seems to have made learners more autonomous in their learning process, and resulted in increased confidence and curiosity.
As of 8 March, we are delighted to announce that face-to-face lessons will resume as the UK government lifts restrictions as part of the easing of lockdown. We will take every measure to maintain a safe environment, including the use of face-masks in lessons for teachers and students (unless exempt), well-ventilated classrooms, hand sanitiser readily available throughout the building and socially distanced desks. For our full Risk Assessment please go to: https://docklandsacademy.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/DAL-COVID19-Risk-Assessment-V3-200820.pdf
Back to School!
There will still be some online classes running. Here you can find a list of Online Prices: https://docklandsacademy.co.uk/online-courses#price-list-online
Lockdown is starting to be eased this month with children returning to primary and secondary schools from 8 March. Additionally, from March 8 people will be allowed to meet one other person for a coffee outside. From 29 March outdoor gathering of either two households or six people will be able to meet outside including private gardens.
Further easing will continue, as long as scientific data shows things are moving in the right direction. Here is outline of changes to happen in coming months in steps:
Step two will start no earlier than 12 April:
- Non-essential retail will open. People will be able to get a haircut.
- Pubs and restaurants will begin to open, for outdoors service. There will be no curfew, and no requirement for people to order a substantial meal.
- Zoos, theme parks, and drive-in cinemas will open, as will public libraries and community centres.
Step three will start no earlier than 17 May.
- Most restrictions on meeting outdoors will then be lifted.
- Pubs and restaurants will open for indoor service.
- Cinemas, play areas, hotels, and theatres will also open. And larger events will be allowed, subject to enhanced testing.
Step four will start no earlier than 21 June.
- At that point all limits on social contacts should be lifted.
- And large events like weddings should be able to go ahead.
For a more extensive outline of the restrictions go to https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
More good news: Vaccination has begun in the UK, at time of writing (1st March, 2021) 30.1 % of the population have received the first dose!