Using reward systems in the classroom

Resources team
15th August 2019
Teacher drawing a smiley face to recognise good behaviour

Encourage good behaviour and give pupils the recognition they deserve with this selection of practical ideas

Reward systems are one of the most effective ways of establishing a positive classroom environment. They promote good behaviour and incentivise students, but constantly finding new ways to praise well-behaved pupils can be a struggle… until now! To inspire you we’ve hand-picked a selection of our favourite resources, designed to help you reward class angels and focus chatterboxes.

Award Tags - A nice reward for good behaviour!

I made these after seeing something expensive to buy on an American website! These are great to print off and laminate if you can. Have a stash in your desk drawer and give them out for birthdays, star behaviour, kindness etc…

By slgrainger

Reward Stickers

These are adapted from a resource I found somewhere on the net some time ago. Just replace ‘Name’ with your own. My Year 4 class loved them last year. There is also a set of Frech stickers in the MFL section. This is the first time I have uploaded a resource so I hope it will be useful to someone. Topics also included: classroom display.

By jackieberry

Classroom and Behaviour Management Hot Skills

Hot Skills (or Specifically Observed Behaviour). An interchangeable wall display along with pages of possible behaviour targets for the class during the lesson or day. In addition, I have built in a positive reward system in the form of a smiley face and flame. Teacher's can put these on the tables of children that are working well .This can feed into any positive strategy already in place in the school. *Images downloaded from (like clip are). Fonts freely downloaded from All supplies are designed to be cut out and laminated. See pictures for use in classroom.
By KristopherC

Reward Jars

This resource contains TWO editions of this resource:

Behaviour Monitoring : Reward Jars-Behaviour Monitoring

This PowerPoint Contains four reward jars to use with your pupils to positively reinforce good behaviour. A great Visual behaviour monitoring strategy!

Simply press the right arrow key to add an item to the jar and the left arrow key to delete it.

Halloween - Spooktacular Reward Jars

This PowerPoint contains four reward

jars to use with your pupils to positively reinforce good behaviour. It is a great Visual behaviour management strategy! Simply press the right arrow key to add an item to the jar and the left arrow key to delete it.

Click on the image on slide 5 to select your reward Jar.

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By TeachElite

Praise + Reward Postcards

6 x different fun, easy to use praise postcards.
Just fold them over to create a double-sided card to send home with student.
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By EC Resources

Point Based System

Teachers can use this as a visual aide when rewarding and sanctioning good and bad behaviour. Advantages Teacher can quickly assess how much praise v warnings they are given and who they have not said anything to, thus ensruing you are doing enough positive reinforcement. Students respond positively to a fair PBS. Easy to use and customise. Disadvantages Teachers must be willing to follow through with rewards and sanctions.
By rnilaweera

Well Done Notes - Colourful Easy to Adapt

No need to buy them! I have produced these templates, simply change the subject in the text box! My students love these and I hope yours do too! Simply print them in colour, trim them down with a guillotine, write a childs name on, sign and date and put them into an exercise book when you mark a piece of work! Feedback please via the comments section on here! Bryan Hackett
By bryan hackett

Golden Tickets Reward

For use in a raffle style reward system. The children earn golden tickets throughout the week then on Friday two tickets are drawn and those two children win a prize.
By Charltrufit24

Classroom behaviour, rewards and incentives chart

I use this system of classroom rewards and incentives for my KS3 and KS4 students.
I have found that this system works well in providing incentives for good student accountability and motivation to do well in lessons through friendly competition and ensuring team work.

You will see from the attachments that my KS3 classes are divided into four teams and are awarded points for a prescribed set of criteria. At the end of the week I reward the students in the winning team.

My KS4 students are rewarded individually on the Roll of Honour. Each half term the students aim to achieve each of the rewards on the chart, putting them in competition with one another.

I have attached charts for Years 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. There are two copies of each, one with my rewards criteria and one without so that you may write in your own. All files are in PDF format. Either write in names etc by hand or use your PDF viewer to add annotations.

I hope you find these resources useful. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
By Craig Collins

Rewards - Praise Passport

An attractive ready to go rewards system, ideal for classroom use.
Included is the passport and a supporting wall chart.

Targets and rewards can be personalised to meet the needs of a student or class.
Includes an editable version: edit to match existing or whole school rewards system.
Works as a teacher monitoring tool.
Acts as a behaviour incentive.
Visually attractive and easy to follow
Ideal with all age groups.

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By AcornTeachingResources

Reward Card

A reward card for students.
By lyndsayamos

Classroom Management: Positive Notes of Praise!

Students absolutely love to hear their teachers talk about them in a great, positive way. This packet reinforces that concept that we all know to be true. In this packet, you will find several ways of delivering hand written positive messages to your students. There are notes entitled, “You got caught doing something good!”, “Here’s To You,” and “You Make Me Proud!” Additionally, there are two sets of notes entitled, “It’s the Little Things That Mean So Much.” In these sets, you can check off the things that your students have done well and reward them with just a simple note of praise!
By MissAlaneious

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