Hi everyone. I am due to start placement #2 in January and was speaking with my mentor about the class of his I am to take. We got talking about how we could experiment with changing the layout of the room as he admitted he had never thought about it before, let alone tried it. So I thought I might ask all you learned folk out there first if you have any thoughts or experience of this? What is the most efficient format that you think facilitates learning, group work, attention to the board and classroom management? My thoughts extend from my recent Primary School placement. They have their desks in blocks of 3 which I really liked, so 6 pupils per set, 2 desks facing each other and one desk at the end. This worked well for the primary school and was excellent for group work but for a secondary school, would this format just provide a breeding ground for misbehaviour? Its an Academy school that I'm at so discipline is 'interesting' and classroom sizes are tight-ish. How does everyone have their classrooms? Is having desks in a grid format all facing forwards really the most effective way to do it?