Thanking staff at the end of term: template letter to parents

Use our template letter to reassure parents and pupils that they don't need to buy gifts for staff to show their appreciation. It encourages low-cost approaches like homemade cards, and explains how to give gifts if families still wish to do so.

Last reviewed on 4 July 2023
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  1. Use our template letter to reassure parents that gifts are not necessary
  2. How to adapt the letter

Use our template letter to reassure parents that gifts are not necessary

Rising costs may have a significant and ongoing impact on families' finances. As such, you may want to emphasise that staff are not expecting presents. 

Download and adapt our template letter to:

  • Encourage homemade cards and letters, or charity donations
  • Request that parents don't give gifts (if that's your school's approach)

You could also use the template text in your school newsletter. 

KeyDoc: letter to parents about thanking staff and gift giving DOC, 178.5 KB

How to adapt the letter

Make it clear that gifts aren't expected

Not every family in your community may be able to afford a gift. By making it clear you don't expect them, you can help avoid

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