Primary School Rewards (EYFS, KS1, KS2)
PAWS stands for:
- Positive behaviour
- Academic achievement
- Working together
The children earn PAWS to record their academic and non-academic achievements. Children can be awarded 1,2, or even 3 (in exceptional circumstances) PAWS for a variety of reasons. The system aims to encourage a real sense of pride and achievement as well as fostering a strong community spirit amongst them. The children collect PAWS throughout the year, potentially earning Bronze, Gold, Silver, Emerald and Diamond certificates. Children record all PAWS on their own giant PAW with all PAWS subsequently tallied at the end of the academic year and added to house totals.
1 PAW (Isolated achievement - Kindness, good work, helpfulness)
- Modelling good behaviour
- Great manners (holding doors open, excuse me to get past)
- Showing good behaviour that they normally find difficult (trying hard to sit nicely on the carpet, answer questions, start tasks straight away)
- Sharing (without being asked)
- Following any of the Golden Rules without prompts.
- Following carpet time rules.
- Good homework
2 PAWS (Sustained achievement – good behaviour, achieved target, creative homework)
- Achieving targets and goals set by the teacher (over a period of time)
- Any of the number 1 PAW criteria but over an extended period of time (to show the constantly well behaved children that they are recognised)
- Work of a very high standard.
- Persisting with a task they find challenging without adult intervention
3 PAWS (Special / exceptional achievement – Something above and beyond the norm)
- Outstanding achievements that are considerably higher than normal expectations