A well organised room sets the tone for teaching and learning and reflects the teacher's organisation and teaching style.

GENERAL SAFETY

  • Access to both doors is obstruction free

  • Student desks are laid out in a manner that allows for the free flow of traffic

  • Electrical cabling is kept in such a manner that it does not present a potential hazard to students/staff

  • Electrical cabling is kept in such a manner that it does not present a potential hazard to students/staff

  • Students have space to store their belongings

  • Teacher's resources are stored in a tidy manner eliminating clutter.

  • Teacher's desk or workspace is tidy and clutter free.

  • Art, Science and any other toxic or sharp resources are stored out of reach and or sight

  • Rugs are fastened to the floor so that potential tripping is eliminated.

  • Does the wall to wall carpeting present a hazard?

  • Evidence of any other tripping hazards?

  • There is enough ventilation (even in winter).

  • Is enough natural lighting?

AKONGA ((STUDENT) WORK SPACES:

  • Are akonga (learners) desks clear of graffiti or other drawing/writing?

  • Are tote trays stowed away neat and tidily?

  • Is there adequate space between chairs so that if both akonga need to get up simultaneously, they can?

WALL DISPLAYS:

  • Taking a cursory glance around the room, do the displays look neat, tidy and fresh?

  • Is there evidence of akonga work on display?

  • Is the ratio between akonga generated work/displays and teacher generated in favour of akonga?

  • Do displays reflect the current topic? (Or in the case of the start of term the work done towards the end of the previous term.)

  • Is the environment text rich, and displayed so that akonga can read it effectively?

  • Is there art work on display to add colour and vibrancy?

  • Is a class treaty / code of conduct / set of expectations on display?

  • Is there evidence of a akonga motivation system, e.g. House chart with points, etc?

  • Are emergency evacuation explanations or procedures on display?

  • Are wall displays well organised?

  • Is there a section for reading, and if so is there evidence of akonga voice?

  • Is there a section for writing, and if so is there evidence of akonga voice?

  • Is there a section for Mathematics & Statistics, and so is there evidence of akonga voice?

  • Is there a section relating to the integrated topic, and if so is there evidence of akonga voice?

  • Is there evidence of displays relating to student achievement? (Reference to national standards)

  • Is the a chart or other form of reading tumble on display that akonga are able to refer to?

  • Is the a chart or other form of writing tumble on display that akonga are able to refer to?

  • Is the a chart or other form of mathematics tumble on display that akonga are able to refer to?

OTHER OBSERVATIONS AND /OR COMMENTS:

  • Are there any other affirmations or feed forward comments? (These will be recorded on a separate sheet.)

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