|An example of a working wall from Ivington Primary, found on the Internet|
My bay (all the bays, in fact) is small, one wall is windows, one wall is coats, sink and door to the loos, one wall is open to the corridor and the last wall is for the whiteboard and display board. To have an effective working wall for maths, literacy and science is simply not possible.
Envious? Me? You bet I am! And yet, despite out severe limitations in terms of space and therefore some resources (they have to go somewhere, after all, and if there's no space . . .), we manage to get the children on, we get good 'results', OFSTED finds us 'outstanding' despite the 'inadequate for purpose' label on our physical environment, and the school is happy and bright. We must be doing something right! Quite a lot of something, in fact.
But I'm still envious.