Having baked a massive lemon tray bake for the teachers at my DD's primary school, my other DD 12 years, was mightily offended I hadn't offered the same to her teachers. Yikes, hadn't thought about that. Are secondary school teachers deluged with sundry gifts from their pupils or is this seen as really not cool? Happy to send in a thank you cake for them. It just hadn't crossed my mind.
My DD yr9 was mortified when I turned up at parents evening with a present for her German Teacher, who is a fab teacher and went the extra mile with DD this year. I practically had to slid the bag under the table to her so no one else could see. I have been banned from ever bringing presents to parents evening
I had a fair few presents from Y7 tutor group at Christmas and in the summer, maybe 40% of the class was not expecing it at all at secondary school. I think a cake ot share in the staff room would go down very well if your DD wants to take one in.
End of term might be a bit busy. You could drop some cake at the start of September for their INSET day?
I have from time to time dropped in chocolates to the staff room of my boys' secondary school. I also have bought occasional bottles of wine for particular students who have gone above and beyond.
I work in secondary and for me the best thing ever is when a student (usually yr10 or 11) brings me a card that they have bought and written themselves, [sometimes with a small gift though that really doesn't matter] thanking me for helping them.
"I also have bought occasional bottles of wine for particular students who have gone above and beyond"
I would have definitely been one of those students!
As a secondary teacher, I can assure parents that absolutely any gift of recognition is extremely well appreciated. I once got given a hair brush as my hair is often shambolic, I was thrilled that the pupil should think about me outside the classroom, even moreso as he had done it with a cheeky twinkle.