My dream school would definitely be a wonderful place to teach and learn. Perfection would be achieved if it was a five minute walk from my house but located in a different catchment area.
The building would have to have windows that opened in the summer and heating that came on in the winter. If you're a teacher then you'll appreciate that I am imagining a complete fantasy land!
Schools should never be so large that staff don't all know each other by name or where it takes longer than the morning break to reach the staffroom. They should also never be so small that your absence at a staff meeting is immediately apparent either.
It would be located somewhere with a wonderful view. My first post in Dornoch would be hard to beat with one wall full of windows looking out over beautiful Highland countryside and the other overlooking the Dornoch Firth. Nothing tops a seaview for keeping the blood pressure under control.
The school grounds would have to have outdoor teaching spaces. I love teaching Biology outdoors but would appreciate some tables and chairs to facilitate this – preferably with some cover from the rain (though obviously this would be a luxury).
All schools should have a good range of native tree species for teaching use of identification keys plus a pond with plenty of wildlife to sample. Nothing engages pupils better than a spot of pond dipping. There should be some fencing round this though since nothing annoys a parent more than a soaking wet child!
Can you think of anything else that I've forgotten?