I wondered what people thought of an informal reward system for teaching staff? I'm not sure what I think of it. In our school we have Staff Star Of The Week awards. The award being a piece of paper saying you are staff star of the week. And this fact is conveyed to allstaff via email offering congratulations to that person because they are staff star of the week. In the email the reason is given, and these are some reasons why people have been selected to staff star of the week- For always helping out their students whenever asked For always smiling For being helpful For supporting new staff in their teething problems. Staff star of the week nominations are held every week in the staff room on the same day after school. You turn up, you get tea or coffee, you put your nomination in a box. It is run by three very nice teachers,and they do the nominations count too. I've tried to explain it very neutrally so I can get the possible pros and cons of it from you. Although I would like to add that the three very nice teachers who run the thing seem to me very much like children's TV presenters. Not that that is relevant of course.