I'm a new Head in a private school - so not quite subject to the same rules and regulations as others. My question is: As a new Head, I've got four quick but important improvements for staff, students, parents and admin in our school (developed from discussions). However, as a teacher before promotions, I feel our staff room is a weakness. It's a dumping ground for furniture etc that no longer fits anywhere else, it's messy and disorganised, it serves multiple purposes - storage, rest, eating without really doing any of them well. My main concern is that our staff are not always as 'professional' as I'd like them to be and that I feel the staff room contributes to this subconciously. It feels like a student common room - dirty mugs and mess. Having been there as a teacher, I feel it - it's hard to keep it clean when it feels like a relucant add-on to the school. I would like to remodel the entire room but at least one member of the board (who must sign off on some of the budget items - including non-academic items like major renovations) doesn't feel it's justified as staff don't keep it tidy as it is! (Chicken or egg - I'm not sure which came first). What I would like is annecdotal (or even better, non-annecdotal) evidence that the state of a staffroom can effect the work of staff! Does anyone have any? Or are the board right?