- 25/06/2019 at 7:44 pm #27746Paul DaviesParticipant
What does everyone else do for end of year presents for their children’s teacher?
We received a WhatsApp message to all the parents asking to contribute £30 towards an end of year gift! £30!?!
To me this is completely ludicrous – I’d even suggest that £10 is too much!
- 26/06/2019 at 11:44 am #27812Dominic HayhoeMember
Sounds a lot to me, how many children are in the class?
- 26/06/2019 at 12:18 pm #27817Dan MarchantParticipant
I would expect £5-10 contribution. This is what we done when we had a teacher leave for maternity leave
£30 seems quite alot to me!
- 26/06/2019 at 12:18 pm #27818Donal Murray-FerrisModerator
That’s a lot of money. I’d give nothing and buy them my own wee gift. Teachers really don’t want more than a card anyway.
- 26/06/2019 at 12:20 pm #27823Ash HumphriesParticipant
That’s like 840 quid. What they planning on doing sending the teacher on holiday? Haha
I think a small token of appreciation, A box of chocolates and a card maybe. 30 quid to alot of people is alot of money.
- 26/06/2019 at 12:20 pm #27825Gareth KeyParticipant
we normally donate £5 each, £30 is ridiculous! If they want to spend more, why not buy a present from their child instead of a class gift?
- 26/06/2019 at 12:22 pm #27828BryanParticipant
£5-£10 is reasonable. £30 isn’t. Simple. Unless there are other circumstances, are they leaving?
That’s a lot of pressure to put on people. Sounds to me like it’s someone trying to willy wave about how rich and generous they are.
- 26/06/2019 at 12:25 pm #27830Adam Paul Albert BucknerParticipant
Wow. If that’s the cost now I’m dreading 3 years time when my lil one goes. Especially with the inflation of everything right now. My sister in law is a teacher and she’s always said a nice hand made thank you card and some sweets/ chocolates or hand made cupcakes mean more to her than an expensive gift. Thought is worth more than price
- 26/06/2019 at 12:36 pm #27832chrismParticipant
My wife is a teacher and she gets presents and tbh £5 is more than enough for a present.
- 26/06/2019 at 12:52 pm #27836JordanParticipant
That sound ridiculous! Deinatley a fiver. Average of 25 kids in a class that’s £125 for a present. What ever happened to a bloody apple ?
- 26/06/2019 at 12:53 pm #27838Dave SealParticipant
Way too much. I don’t remember ever doing presents for teachers! Who would organise a collection? Just get a card and a novelty gift if child insists on getting something
- 26/06/2019 at 1:29 pm #27842Edward AshParticipant
We’ve done £10 and its only because the teacher this year has been particularly good. What present are they aiming for that takes over £800!
- 26/06/2019 at 1:41 pm #27844Luke DaviesParticipant
I work in education and find that absolutely outrageous!! £5 max I would say!!
- 26/06/2019 at 10:07 pm #27851SimonParticipant
Nope, nope, nope. I wouldn’t ever go in for a group gift anyway. Something homemade and meaningful from my child is far more appropriate.
- 19/10/2019 at 7:56 am #40669James PParticipant
That’s a load of bs.
As a teacher receiving gifts at the end of the year was nice depending on who gave the gift and what the gift was. The best gift I got was a best teacher mug from one of the best students or a hand written letter saying how I had helped them.
I reckon you have two options: refuse or ask what the money is for.
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