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Discussion in 'Headteachers' started by Busy07bee, Jul 4, 2015.
Quick question, as a head do you buy end of term gifts for all your staff, just a card or nothing?
When I first became a Headteacher I wrote individual thank you letters to all staff (small school), now I give cards if I remember/have the time!
I usually buy for office staff, caretaker and peri-music staff, and I always have some spare gifts around for anyone else I've missed. I also get a bottle of something for SLT members. I am doing each member of staff, teachers, TAs, dinner ladies etc a thank you card and message because of the huge effort we have been through to turn the school around. Each person has got a little line thanking them for exactly what they do - time consuming but worth it.
I used to write each a letter thanking them for their contributions during the year (citing a few instances) and adding 'copy to file' so they knew it had been recorded. As above, small school.
One form entry school so 30+ cards, takes a good evening with a bottle of wine!
I follow my predecessor and do a card and a small gift. That said there's only 12, including of time support staff. Next school, I think I'll just go for a card with a personal note.
Blimey, I've worked in 4 schools with no gesture of any kind for any of the staff! What a difference that must make to morale! Great to see that you all show your appreciation in some way.