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Do Y7 boys give their form teacher a Xmas present?

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anaerobic Sun 13-Dec-15 19:37:26

What's the protocol for buying teacher gifts at Secondary? Is it the done thing for Year 7 boys?

noblegiraffe Sun 13-Dec-15 19:42:38

No, it's not the done thing for anyone.

Secondary teachers get bugger all, except possibly from Y11 and Y13 when they do their exams.

Haggisfish Sun 13-Dec-15 19:45:28

No, it's not generally done, but a card with a thank you in it is fab. Occasionally I get some chocolates and am thrilled!

Leeds2 Sun 13-Dec-15 20:44:35

Not typical.

Haffdonga Sun 13-Dec-15 20:57:55

Mine point blank refused even to countenance giving a card, let alone a gift from Yr 7 on. Just Not Cool, sadly.

Scarydinosaurs Sun 13-Dec-15 21:00:03

I got some lovely cards and gifts from my form- one year they all clubbed together and got me a bracelet! Sometimes if they really like a teacher you'll get things. Not usual though.

Haggisfish Sun 13-Dec-15 21:25:31

Oh I know the kids often refuse to write a card-it's nice to get a parental thank you card, which they will begrudgingly hand over, though!

cece Sun 13-Dec-15 21:27:11

Not done at my DC school

Madmog Mon 14-Dec-15 10:42:03

No, even if I wrapped present up myself and put it in DD's bag, she wouldn't be seen dead handing it over. Have told her when she finishes comp, I'll be sending a personal thank you to teachers she/we feel have really supported her though (you can contact teachers personally on the school's email).

BrendaandEddie Mon 14-Dec-15 10:48:47

you might

they dont

MajesticSeaFlapFlap Mon 14-Dec-15 18:08:58

Social suicide according to ds.

sassytheFIRST Mon 14-Dec-15 18:10:44

If you feel the need to, send a box of quality street in for the staffroom.

sassytheFIRST Mon 14-Dec-15 18:11:33

It is a bit Crap tho. My primary colleagues have to take a low loader to work on the last day for all their presents. I get nowt.

ItchyArmpits Mon 14-Dec-15 18:12:12

Teachers don't expect anything.

Thank you notes are lovely though (more treasured if they come in the student's handwriting).

sassytheFIRST Mon 14-Dec-15 18:15:28

Tbf, I don't need or really want presents myself. I do the job, and I'm paid. But the difference at primary is staggering to us sec types

Decorhate Wed 16-Dec-15 18:20:00

However, if you want to hand in a tin of biscuits or sweets to Reception yourself, to be put in the staff room, they will be much appreciated!

originalmavis Wed 16-Dec-15 18:26:42

DS did this year but he's at a school that goes to 13, so maybe he wouldn't if he was at secondary. Probably not 'cool' or whatever the kids say these days!

Fyaral Wed 16-Dec-15 18:37:55

I dont expect anything but this year I have had nice soap and home made sweets from two y7 lovely girls. Last year I got fluffy socks off a y8 boy and the year before some shower gel with a twix sellotaped to it. grin

Nothing is expected but anything is lovely and appreciated.

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