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Staff appreciation

The festive season is fast approaching and though plans are a little different this year, we won’t let anything stop us embracing the spirit of the season.

For the past few years we have given parents the option to make a donation towards a staff appreciation fund, in lieu of individual staff gifts at Christmas. We now have over 150 teaching staff across the organisation, which can make collective efforts to thank them at year-end and Christmas expensive, and also time-consuming. We’ve had very positive feedback from parents over past years and a very generous response.

As with last year, any contributions to the staff appreciation fund will be designated to the Staff Committee (a Staff-led body with representatives from across the organisation) in collaboration with the Head of Service to spend on wellbeing initiatives that benefit staff throughout the year. Examples might include purchasing treats and goodies for staff, organising social events (when possible!), subsidised yoga classes, regular fresh fruit deliveries- the possibilities are endless!

Please note that making a contribution is entirely optional – our tutors and teachers are truly grateful for all the thanks and support you give them throughout the year, so although donations or gifts are of course most welcome, they are not expected.

If you would like to make a donation towards the staff appreciation fund, contributions of any amount would be very gratefully received!

All donations will be processed by the fundraising department and treated as strictly anonymous – no details will be disclosed to staff or parents, other than the total amount raised.

Thank you for all of your support. If you have any questions, please contact the fundraising team.

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