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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2015 3:58 am 
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Dear parents Anyone thinking of preparing for leavers presents to headmaster and most of teachers in school. There are about 10 I have in mind who offered great help. Any gift ideas please? Thanks in advance


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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2015 7:09 am 
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For that number, I would suggest getting your son or daughter to do nice handmade cards to each one and then why not make a lovely cake or homemade biscuits for them to have with their cup of tea in the staffroom? Or plant some little sunflower seeds in small inexpensive pots and decorate with a ribbon. I think teachers generally are very appreciative of a thoughtful gift, rather than a particularly expensive one.

Or focus in on the the particular teacher that means the most to your son or daughter - for example the form teacher and give them a gift.


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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2015 8:52 am 
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Homemade food is best of all - shows some effort has gone into it not just money. Cakes, jam, cheesy biscuits... (eggs here if ever we need a present - chickens come in handy!); or if you really don't do cooking, maybe some nice olive oil, but ten bottles of that are going to set you back a few quid!


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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2015 9:08 am 
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I think that a small gift of home-made biscuits or a home-made card for all the teachers you are thinking of would be hugely appreciated, rather than singling out the class teacher for a huge present. At my schools at the end of the academic year I often see class teachers overloaded with hundreds and hundreds of pounds worth of expensive stuff they don't want or need (a friend was once given a very posh cut glass decanter - and she doesn't drink). By contrast many support staff and part-time/specialist teachers (such as those taking children out across many classes for extra English or Maths) often don't get given anything so a small gesture would mean a lot.


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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2015 8:32 pm 
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If your DC is leaving after 5/7 years and you wanted to mark the occasion is there something you could buy for the school? As to what rather depends on budget of course but PTA probably have a wish list across all price ranges if you aren't aware of anything.
Another vote for thank you cards with personalised message - I think they mean the most to teachers.


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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2015 12:55 pm 
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I agree about the home made biscuits / eggs etc - always appreciated.

I can honestly say that the best thing I've ever been given was last week when one of our year 11's going on study leave gave me a card with a really nice, heart felt message in it - I may be an old softy but it pretty much brought me to tears - it was a student id never worked directly with in lessons but had spent time over the years helping them develop various coping strategies. As people have said very often support / specialist staff can be the ones who make a huge difference to a child's school experience.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 2:03 pm 
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that's great help. many thanks for your reply


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We bought 12 assorted boxes of these as a gift to benefit future pupils, and then just a token box chocs for the teacher. We felt it was more important to give them something that pupils could use in an educational capacity but they wouldn't buy themselves.


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