Teaching chiefs fury at firm flogging ‘thank f*** my kid doesn’t have you next year’ cards

“Sorry my child is the reason you drink so have this on me”

The greeting cards range

One label which can be stuck on to a teacher’s favourite tipple reads: “Sorry my child is the reason you drink so have this on me” and “because teachers can’t survive on apples alone.”

And, for any teacher brave enough to give as good as they get, there’s a “Thank f*** I don’t have to teach your kid next year” card.

But Chris Keates, General Secretary of the NASUWT, said: “It’s a great pity that what has for years been the tradition at this time of year to thank a teacher for the support they have put in to helping their pupils learn and progress, is now not only being commercialised, but is encouraging the thank yous to be in poor taste.”

She added: “Too many teachers now face abuse and insulting comments on a regular basis throughout the year and now even the thank yous at the end of it have the potential to be tainted.”

Stacey Dennis, who runs Love Layla, started printing her designs in her bedroom after being made redundant as a graphic designer.

She now has a multi-million-pound business, a warehouse, and a franchise in Australia.

Fans of the brand – which is named after Stacey’s six-year-old daughter Layla – include Dragon’s Den entrepreneur Theo Paphitis, Katie Price and several Geordie Shore and other reality TV stars.

Stacey said: “We’re used to upsetting some people with some of our range which despite sometimes being risqué is designed to be a laugh and thoroughly good-natured.

“We’ve had lots of messages from teachers on social media who think that our products are insulting and rude towards them.

“We believe they are great fun – as do the parents who have nearly cleaned us out of our stock.”

She added: “I would say that all those outstanding, enthusiastic  out there have nothing to worry about but those who may be less than the top of the class should prepare themselves.

“As our thanks teacher range has proved so popular, we’re frantically printing as much as we can before school’s out.

“Whatever teachers receive at term draws to a close, I’m sure six weeks holidays will help them get over it if they’ve been offended in any way.”

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