Definition of staffroom in English:


Pronunciation /ˈstɑːfrʊm//ˈstɑːfruːm/


  • A common room for teachers in a school or college.

    • ‘Even Mr West, the teacher who was supposed to be supervising, had popped out to the staffroom for a coffee.’
    • ‘Flexible working and part-time working is only available to those who can afford it - I couldn't and, when asking around the staffroom, none of the male teachers could.’
    • ‘I had to send the class's assignments to the teacher's desk in the staffroom which is all the way in the other building.’
    • ‘You know that the teachers go straight to the staffroom with the latest relationships.’
    • ‘The flooding occurred after a heavy downpour at 5.30 pm last Thursday caused water to run off a tennis court at the back of the school and into the building leaving classrooms and staffrooms under several inches of water.’
    • ‘His ‘study’ of pupil behaviour will, at least, cause some laughter in staffrooms up and down Scotland, a response successive governments have failed to produce from our teachers.’
    • ‘The extension consists of two new classrooms, a library/computer room, a new staffroom, learning support teacher's room and a state of the art gym.’
    • ‘How can they check people when they are sitting in the staffroom chatting or doing paperwork?’
    • ‘When the schools opened last year both had different entrances, playgrounds, staffrooms and libraries.’
    • ‘I have spoken to a number of people within the sector since the material was released and I am very pleased to hear that the research has been generating very positive discussions in staffrooms around the country.’
    • ‘The atmosphere in the staffroom became much more reasonable and pleasant.’
    • ‘At lunchtime, Dad took me to the staffroom where the fussing over me increased dramatically.’
    • ‘A special thank you is due to Finbarr Keohan and the staff of Abbeyside School for the use of their staffroom for the week.’
    • ‘All the five new classrooms and a staffroom currently being roofed up are self-contained - with a lavatory, a library and a foyer for putting wheelchairs while the sick bay has a shower room as well.’
    • ‘If anyone asks where I'm going I'll say I have to pick up an assignment from the English staffroom, which is right next to the detention room.’
    • ‘‘Pensions are discussed an awful lot in the staffroom because teaching is a very stressful occupation,’ she said.’
    • ‘Someone has left a copy of the Daily Mail out in the staffroom, and I couldn't help but notice this front page headline.’
    • ‘Any disunity in the staffroom could quickly transmit itself to the classroom and begin to affect the pupils.’
    • ‘Classes are held in the staffroom, two classes are held in the entrance hall and the special needs class is held in the infants cloakroom.’
    • ‘In fact, I was pretty sure that the latest romances were the major topics of the staffroom at recesses and lunchtime breaks.’