Last reviewed on 18 November 2021
School types: All · School phases: All
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At certain times of the year, parents and pupils may wish to give your staff a little something to show their appreciation. Use our template letter to let them know what's appropriate, and find out how to keep exchanges safe in light of the pandemic.

Download our template letter

Adapt it to reflect your school's approach to these gifts. You could also use the sample text in the template in your school newsletter. 

It includes a section on changes due to the pandemic. 

How to adapt the letter

Check your gifts and hospitality policy

Academies should have a policy on gifts and hospitality. If you're in a maintained school it's up to you, but check with your local authority (LA), as it might have guidance you need to follow.

If your policy also restricts the types of gifts staff can receive (for example, cash gifts may not be allowed) make sure parents know this