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The school environment can often be very fast paced and demanding, therefore, it’s important to give teachers a space for respite where they can rest and recharge. The design of staffrooms, specifically the furniture used, can go a long way in promoting teachers’ wellbeing.

Teachers commit their efforts towards educating students and ensuring their wellbeing. Providing a welcoming and calming environment allows teachers to collaborate with colleagues and prepare for the challenges of their day. In turn, this helps them to be in the best position to support their students. 

Comfort and ergonomics

Using well designed furniture in staffrooms provides physical health benefits to teachers. Pieces that are ergonomically designed provide comfort and support as well as encourage good posture. As teachers spend many long hours doing a combination of standing, walking, and sitting at a desk, it is important to provide them with a space to relax with comfort. Ergonomically designed seating and tables will help teachers to relax during their breaks to alleviate physical strain.

Creating a welcoming atmosphere

Creating a welcoming atmosphere in the staffroom encourages community and camaraderie between teachers. Well-designed spaces provide a warm inviting space where teachers can collaborate with each other and share ideas to be used in the classroom. They can also foster a warm, inviting work environment and a sense of belonging. This is accomplished with seating arrangements that promote discussions and cosy seating areas that make it easy to socialise and interact with fellow staff members.  

Promoting relaxation and wellbeing

Teaching can be a very demanding job. Between supporting and managing students, preparing lesson plans, grading schoolwork, and maintaining communications with parents - teachers have a lot on their plate. As such, it’s important to give them a space to recharge during breaks. Having comfortable seating and plush chairs and sofas as well as natural elements and plants assist in creating a more calming and rejuvenating environment. This enhances mental wellbeing and reduces stress levels so staff can continue completing tasks effectively.

Supporting work-life balance

Having the right furniture design plays a huge role in supporting teachers’ work life balance. An adequate space for planning, marking, and collaborating with other teachers allows staff to efficiently complete tasks and maximise productivity. Importantly, it also encourages them to use their breaks as needed. 

The furniture and décor used in the staffroom has a tremendous effect on staff, and by extension, students. If designed well, they provide a cosy and comfortable place for teachers to take a break from the days’ activities and to rest their minds and bodies. The right design can also foster a welcoming and collaborative environment for teachers to connect with each other both professionally and personally. Teachers who are supported by peers and are well rested, are able to most effectively guide and support their students. A thoughtful well-designed staffroom is a key component in promoting a positive and healthy work culture and environment where educators can excel in their profession. 

For more information on staffroom furniture design and how YPO can help, visit our furniture design service.

 
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YPO's design team offers a unique service for designing, supplying, and installing loose and fitted furniture solutions. Our service includes complete project management, CAD design and product and space planning advice. Whether you're looking for support with an office fit out, classroom design or any other project, we're here to guide you every step of the way.