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St Helen and St Katharine Faculty in Abingdon mentioned extravagant items have been placing workers “in a clumsy place”

An impartial faculty has launched a £50 cap for presents to lecturers.

St Helen and St Katharine Faculty, in Oxfordshire, mentioned extravagant items and cash-equivalent vouchers have been inserting workers “in a clumsy place”.

A letter to oldsters on the £5,490-a-term faculty in Abingdon mentioned college students might current non-cash items to the worth of greater than £100 as a bunch.

Faculty bursar David Eley mentioned it had a “nice” relationship with mother and father however wanted to “guarantee sturdy governance”.

The letter, which was first reported on by Schools Week magazine, mentioned presents acquired by lecturers should not embrace money, however might embrace cash-equivalent presents, like vouchers.

In an announcement Mr Eley mentioned: “As a charitable organisation, we’re obliged to have a coverage on this space to make sure sturdy governance.

“We’ve issued a letter to oldsters to supply readability and to forestall inserting workers or mother and father in a clumsy place.”

Mr Eley added the college had “a strong sense of neighborhood which is constructed on this type of transparency”.

Nevertheless, the £50 cap stunned some on social media.

Simon Emin commented that £50 was “steep”, including: “In my day it was a bottle of Blue Nun in the event that they have been fortunate!”

Others on Twitter mentioned they most well-liked to obtain home made items.

One individual wrote: “There is no must go all out. Among the best items I ever acquired was a private handwritten notice by a baby”. She mentioned that the gesture had “melted her coronary heart”.