Reward System

We use a reward system to reinforce positive behaviour for the children.

We run this as a weekly reward program as well as an end of the term recognition AND an end of year recognition.

This is a positive challenge for the kids!

You will receive more information about this in your introductory pack.

We have done some research and below are some interesting articles about the benefits of reward systems.

Using Incentives or Rewards to Motivate Positive Behaviors in Your Child

Parents sometimes feel uncomfortable about using rewards to encourage positive behaviors in their children. Parents report that this feels somewhat manipulative, like they are “bribing” their children. If you can look at rewards from a different perspective and view it as using incentives to help your child learn, then using rewards can be a useful tool in your parenting toolbox…. read full article at kathyeugster.com

Know your brain: Reward system

When exposed to a rewarding stimulus, the brain responds by increasing release of the neurotransmitter dopamine and thus the structures associated with the reward system are found along the major dopamine pathways in the brain….. read full article here

The Effect of Rewards and Motivation on Student Achievement

A review of research is conducted to examine the effect of rewards on intrinsic motivation and learning for children in general education and special education. Intrinsically motivated students experience school success because they display behaviors such as choosing challenging activities and spending more time on task. ….. read full article here