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Should teachers get presents from children at Christmas.

Should teachers get presents from children at Christmas.

There is no shortage of ideas online for what to get schoolteachers at Christmas.

Personalised bracelets, spa vouchers, bottles of scotch and, of course, plenty of chocolate.

But in a bid to stem the tide of festive generosity and relieve pressure on families one school in Wales has asked parents not to buy Christmas presents for their children's teachers.

They are not the only ones to express concern.

Earlier this month, one independent school in Oxfordshire even felt compelled to introduce a £50 cap on presents to teachers.

    

Meanwhile in Scotland, parents group Connect, teaching union EIS and the Child Poverty Action Group teamed up to reinforce the message that a simple "thank you" was enough.

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