I work at a school where 6 years ago we lost the staffroom due to the expansion of a 6th form and then 3 years later, lost the library for the same reason. Both spaces valuable for staff welfare and library - increase the power of learning/a love of reading. Is it important to have a staffroom away from the communal office space of individual departments? Not long ago, OFSTED visited and after they had finished the first day; staff were congregated in corridors, mixed subject specialists, catching up on the day. It was a sad sight but necessary for the staff. It got me thinking whether a staffroom is important? Thank you.