We've been asked to contribute £30 towards our class teachers EOY present!!!

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    • #27746

      Paul Davies

      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!

    • #27812

      Sounds a lot to me, how many children are in the class?

      • #27815

        Paul Davies

        28 in the class – it’s not even private education where I’d have a little more understanding of the class rep asking/suggesting this!

    • #27817

      Dan Marchant

      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!

    • #27818

      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.

    • #27823

      Ash Humphries

      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.

    • #27825

      Gareth Key

      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?

    • #27828


      £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.

    • #27830

      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

    • #27832


      Screw that!!

      My wife is a teacher and she gets presents and tbh £5 is more than enough for a present.

    • #27836


      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 ?

    • #27838

      Dave Seal

      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

    • #27842

      Edward Ash

      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!

    • #27844

      Luke Davies

      I work in education and find that absolutely outrageous!! £5 max I would say!!

    • #27851


      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.


    • #40669

      James P

      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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