“Harefield Primary is listed in Top 200 Primary Schools in England.” The Sunday Times


At Harefield Primary School we recognise the need to reward good behaviours. We use positive reinforcements whenever possible to praise and reinforce excellence in:

  1. Behaviour
  2. Attitudes to learning
  3. Attendance

Below are some of the examples of rewards given at our school:

  • Daily Dot/Star of the week
  • Redemption Factor: Peer Mediators may be used
  • Golden time - Daily Dot = 5 mins. Held Friday afternoon. KS1 10 mins extra play and KS2 quiet activities in classroom. Circle time with children who have lost daily dot/star. 1 teacher to run this.
  • Attendance Oscar and 95% and 100% certificates in KS1 and KS2.
  • We give weekly and half-termly certificates in KS1 and KS2, we also have a mascot SAM (School Attendance Matters) who visits the class with the best attendance.
  • Stars of the week are selected in each class weekly. This recognises (any) achievement by children. This in turn raises self esteem.
  • Sticker charts continue to use present systems in KS1 and KS2. KS1: weekly smiley face for gaining dot each day. Certificate presented after 4 weeks stickers gained. KS2: sticker charts awarding work, effort, behaviour and attitude.
  • Roll of Honour - each class teacher selects children weekly to receive a roll of honour for outstanding work.

"The teaching is excellent and the curriculum innovative and highly stimulating." Ofsted 2011