We had an excellent time discussing the suggestions and what they imply if they are serious advice. For example "Children need to see the teacher" (Usually she is hidden behind a curtain?); "Children need to see their table-top" (Usually they are blindfolded?); "Furniture arrangement should take account of the size and shape of the room" (Usually, teachers put all the desks in one corner?); "Older children in mainstream schools can move tables and chairs" (A child of six or one with learning difficulties could not possibly move a chair - Pickfords will have to be called in).
The DFEE has a sense of humour, after all. More please.
Jenny Smith Elvington CE primary Danby Lane Elvington York