For advice on reducing financial barriers to your festive celebrations, read our article on navigating the cost-of-living crisis this holiday season.
Use our template letter to reassure parents that gifts are not necessary
Rising costs are likely to have a significant negative impact on families' finances this winter. As such, you may want to revise your approach to gift-giving by emphasising that staff are not expecting presents.
Download and adapt our template letter to:
- Request parents to not buy end-of-term gifts for staff due to the cost-of-living crisis (if that's your school's approach)
- Encourage homemade cards and letters instead of gifts
- Encourage parents who still wish to give something to donate to a charity instead
You could also use the template text in your school newsletter.
Download our alternative template letter if you're not changing your approach Use this template if the cost-of-living crisis is not greatly affecting your