Sally Kawagoe

You'd better watch out – Secret Santa's comin' to town

Not even Covid can stop the annual ritual of distributing ‘thoughtful’ tat among school staff, laments Sally Kawagoe

You'd better watch out – Secret Santa's comin' to town

It’s the Marmite event of Christmas but, love it or hate it, there is no escape. Linda, or maybe Karen, will be bowling down a corridor near you soon. She will be armed and ready. Surreptitiously, a piece of paper will be slipped into your hand – Covid be damned. There is nothing that will stand in the way of Secret Santa.

Your slip of paper will inevitably have the name of Margaret scribbled on it: a social introvert, teetotal and on a diet. Or if you’re really lucky, you might get the head or deputy. What do you buy, for under a fiver, the person who’s likely to be doing your annual ...

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