Suggest me a leaving gift for a PGCE student!

(10 Posts)
HexBramble Sun 15-Jun-14 20:58:00

Our PGCE student this year has been an absolute legend.
Prep work has been second to none, the kids adore him, he treats everyone with fairness and is very kind. He has made us some amazing resources and we don't want him to leave!

Sadly, he must, and the 3 of us in the dept want to buy something for him. Does anyone have any suggestions? I thought of a nice manly leather style pencil case and leather bound notebook, but am not certain.

Help!

notnowImreading Sun 15-Jun-14 21:00:14

Personalised stamps - try the Teachers' Stamp Shop in York. They have a website and can make a personalised self inking stamp for about a tenner. They have a huge range.

notnowImreading Sun 15-Jun-14 21:01:00

Also, moleskine do embossed and personalised leather notebooks.

KarlWrenbury Sun 15-Jun-14 21:01:26

Giant egg timers. eBay. I have a 5 min and a 2 min. Or a hooter. Or some crowns to give good learners. Or a desk bell. Gizmos

KarlWrenbury Sun 15-Jun-14 21:01:51

Or look at pirongs for personalised planners. They're so cool

EvilTwins Sun 15-Jun-14 21:03:18

Lazy Teacher book? It's brilliant. I got one (along with a bottle of bubbly) for my ace PGCE student last year.

Soz8 Sun 15-Jun-14 22:13:18

In the past and for my final placement student this week l have made them a survival pack for their new job with teacher related stationary, highlighters, pens, post it notes etc and then a bottle of wine and some chocolates. It has always gone down well! smile

TheReluctantCountess Sun 15-Jun-14 22:17:49

I was going to suggest The Lazy Teacher's Handbook. It's a must-have.

HexBramble Sun 15-Jun-14 22:40:30

Fab suggestions here.
Thanks loads!

NCFTTB Mon 16-Jun-14 23:28:21

I agree - personalised stamper. I make my students a sort of teacher survival kit with register pens, whistle, soothers, hot chocolate sachets, emergency chocolate, a nice notebook (I like the one that says important teacher notes custard creams vs choc digestives. You can also personalise it with stickers for their name and write a nice message inside the first page - good luck for your NQT year, you'll be great etc.) I'm trying to think what else I usually put in...

Also, a nice container for hot drinks with a child proof lid makes a good teacher gift - I think John Lewis do some nice ones. You all sound so lovely and thoughtful.

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