It is no secret that a school's environment has an effect on the overall performance of the student. It is important that you design and maintain the school positively for the welfare of each student. There are many protocols and policies to make sure that children are safe, encouraged to learn, and given the opportunity to improve social and motor skills. Here are some of them:
Conducive for Learning
Some school administrators are keen on having state-of-the-art facilities and technologies, but fail to consider basic factors to improve learning. You have to go back to the basic standards. Are the chairs and desks arranged in a way that all students can pay attention to the teacher? Is the lighting okay? Is it well ventilated? How about the temperature? You have to make sure that the children are comfortable enough to be able to concentrate. Trivial things such as temperature, fruit flies, or lighting should not be a source of distraction.
Safety and Security
Most of the time, management focuses only on classroom environment. However, never forget that parents likewise consider the overall safety of the school—the buildings and the entire school grounds. Avoid on-going construction during school days to avoid accidents. Areas should have a strategic landscape, as well.
For instance, clinics and parking must be easily accessible. There should be covered walkways to keep everybody from getting wet during rainy days. Observe cleanliness and protect the premises against threats of fire and other accidents. In addition, there must be clear processes during emergencies.
Space to Play and Socialise
Outdoor spaces are as important as classrooms. Learning happens beyond the classroom and providing outdoor spaces that will allow students to socialise and develop other skills is a good way to do it.
Interaction is a critical element in learning. The capacity to interact with other students will help them gain confidence and boost communication skills. Have a playground and garden, for starters. Make sure that these spaces have staff watching all the time to ensure safety and to avoid accidents as well as bullying incidents.
A safe and supportive school is free from all risks of harm. It is hard work to maintain and run a school, but it is your duty to create an environment where students, parents, and the whole local community can feel safe and protected nonetheless.