The Classroom Environment & Displays
Subject teachers are responsible for their own classroom environments. They will usually also be responsible for one or more display boards in the communal area.
Guidelines for maintaining a positive and productive working environment :
- Interactive displays – ones that pose questions, encourage reflection
- Levelled work – including model answers and students’ own work
- Aspirational targets
- Linking the subject to the world of work/further education/training
- Examples of rewards/achievements
- Resources all labelled so that students can find things independently
- Junk out of sight
- Redundant resources/books thrown away
- All displays spell-checked – ask a colleague to check
- Students’ desks/tables cleared at the end of each lesson
The following must be displayed in every classroom and communal area:
- Termly Literacy target
- Termly Numeracy target
- Designated CP teachers notice
- Times of the day
- Reading material
- Group timetables
- Learning Power muscles poster
As a minimum, a complete audit of the above should be done before students arrive at the beginning of each term.
Displays should be changed on a termly basis, as a minimum.