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    (Original post by Emerald777O)
    Yes because it prepares them for the workforce because you have to work well to get paid or you'll get fired. And it'll motivate some. Even a little as £10 a month could do a lot.
    By “as little as £10 per month” what you mean is half a billion pounds per year.
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    '£20 - £40 a month' ?!?!

    My school has reward assemblies at the end of each term and gives out £5 amazon vouchers to people who get tutee of the term or something

    But they mostly give them to year 7's / 8's anyways

    In year 8 I got something like every time we did those assemblies - I'm in year 9 and for my house group like only one year 9 got something xD.

    btw I'm one of those quiet kids who never gets in trouble and has pretty much perfect attendance CAUSE IM WEIRD
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    No because they will grow up with a bad mentality
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    (Original post by Trinculo)
    By “as little as £10 per month” what you mean is half a billion pounds per year.
    Uhm better than what the government is spending on now. We all know about what happened to Grenfell tower donations. Government are not spending the money on the right things. This won't hurt.
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    At my school we kind of are. If you go to after school revisions sessions you get put in a draw for like £20 every half and term, the same thing happens if you have 100% attendance but the draw is every 2 weeks and it’s only £10. Also there are random awards, like some girl in our year got £10 for watching the most gcse pods.
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    This is a great idea!! When I was sitting my Nat 5s (GCSEs) I always felt like the prospect of going to uni/college/apprenticeships etc was a million years away, as a 15-16 year old couldn't really relate to it all, I didn't have the ability to fully appreciate how important these qualifications were, however I COULD relate to the idea of shopping and buying things I liked, since I had experience of that, soo it would have been a realistic goal which I could reap the rewards of in the near future, not years and years away.
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    You could argue this would support more middle/upper class children more considering lower class people (who are poor) are usually less academically intelligent. Thus increasing the divide between the poor and wealthy.

    (Wtf, I sound like a Marxist.)
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    (Original post by a_d2010)
    No because they will grow up with a bad mentality
    What that they should expect money for doing well? Isnt that the view most people take anyway...
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    teachers should get paid the average % of what their class get in tests
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    (Original post by Trinculo)
    In TSRland you’re missing the point. The point is supposed to be to motivate people who are not already motivated

    Of course - this is the problem with a universal system- it will reward people who are already motivated in the main.
    I believe every child is motivated in some way to do good in something. Maybe not just in grades but in other things as well.
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    (Original post by mez_merising)
    teachers should get paid the average % of what their class get in tests
    Under this plan, schools with dodgy demographics would fail instantly as teachers bailed out. Why would you teach in a school where your cohort controls your pay?

    Any rational teacher would try and work in a selective school.
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    Is financial aid from the government a form of rewarding kids, lol?
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    NOOOOO because it teaches kids to be more materialistic which is something we DONT need!!! they should learn that you need to work hard for long-term goals like when they get a job and then it will be paid off, getting paid so soon will distract them and they won't want to learn from school fro the knowledge and experience but just to earn money which is the worst mindset to have! anyways i think its just soo wrong.
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    (Original post by Imzy010)
    NOOOOO because it teaches kids to be more materialistic which is something we DONT need!!! they should learn that you need to work hard for long-term goals like when they get a job and then it will be paid off, getting paid so soon will distract them and they won't want to learn from school fro the knowledge and experience but just to earn money which is the worst mindset to have! anyways i think its just soo wrong.
    Nonsense. The people who get the best jobs do not work hard (many were slackers at school) but work smart or are just plain lucky.

    The truth is that you do not have to work hard to get good grades at GCSE. Students who take GCSEs as external candidates achieve high grades with only a fraction of the work that students taking the same subjects at school do. They are able to focus their attention on the exam and any coursework required rather than the grind of endless classwork and homework exercises year upon year that exist just to fill time and provide teachers with jobs.
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    They already are. It’s called getting a good job.
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    I don't necessarily see an issue with incentives, but I think it would be very difficult to measure 'well' in reasonable terms. It also runs the risk of impacting students who have strong capabilities outside of schooling, but struggle to do well in an exam based environment.
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    The idea of students receiving money for doing well at school seems awesome!!! Let’s just take into consideration that school is free in the U.K. so paying students for doing well at school is a bit too much for the government to handle.
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    If parents so wish to reward their children in such a way, go for it. It certainly isn't the government's job to give a monetary 'pat on the back' to kids who are doing well.

    How would you quantify success though? Lil' Johnny could really struggle with school work but works his arse off and gets the C grade he wanted. Would he get this money incentive or is that reserved to the students who can achieve the higher grades? If so then you're essentially just paying the naturally gifted for their natural ability.
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    (Original post by Ninja Squirrel)
    A small monetary incentive for children in secondary school who do well at school could really help motivate kids to try their best at school. Not just in competency but for being well behaved as well.

    It doesn't have to be much, something like £20 - £40 a month depending on what year you're in and is only given at the end of each month for students which meet behavioural and academic requirements. With the obvious exception for children who are just not very smart but they are clearly trying their best.

    This is in essence both a reward for good students and a punishment for bad students.

    How many kids are there in secondary school at the moment? Probably like five million? Assuming 90% of children would receive the payment this would be about £1.8billion a year.

    It would certainly give disadvantaged children who don't have much money from parents the means to purchase school equipment, trainers, clothes etc and just generally have some money.

    What do you think?
    "This is in essence both a reward for good students and a punishment for bad students."

    Do you really think there are good and bad students?

    I think children who do well most probably come more from homes where parents care about their education and encourage them. Possibly a 'bad' home life will produce children who are worse at school because they don't have a pencil case, a space to do homework at home, anyone to encourage them etc etc.

    On top of all their struggles they will miss out on getting some money through no fault of their own.

    Just a thought.
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    (Original post by Lemur14)
    I got £25 for having 5 years of 100% attendance at the end of year 11, so I think it's great :yep: I really worked for that attendance, so although I was lucky in that I didn't get seriously ill, to get something out of it in the end showed that working hard does get you rewards
    I'm not sure how workable it would be in mass scale though. And it does discriminate against those who have to go to hospital appointments etc. frequently, meaning they can't get the rewards, which would make them feel even more excluded.
    I also think that a lot of students who would come under the category of "badly behaved" actually wouldn't care. Many of their parents do not care, and provide them with infinite money to do what they wish with. So while it might help some who are more borderline and mess around for attention, but care about money more than attention as they can show off with their "wealth", I suspect it wouldn't make a significant difference.
    So I like the idea on a personal level, but I suspect it wouldn't be sensible on a larger scale or especially tackle the issues it would be targeting.
    Damn

    In secondary school the only time I have had off was an afternoon for a funeral and an afternoon for an orthodontist appointment which was originally for outside of school time, but they changed it lmao. I haven't been ill since primary school. watch me get ill next week now
 
 
 
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