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Using Rewards & Penalties: Reasons

This helpsheet will take you through creating rewards and penalties to assign to your pupils

You can create as many reasons as you require within your school. Reasons can be rewards, giving merits, or penalties, taking away merits. When assigning merits to a pupil you can call up a reason and have the description and points added for you. You can then add any extra information that you want to record. You can add, edit and remove reasons here, as well as assign merits.

Add a Reason

Click on the Add Reason button on the blue toolbar at the top of the screen. Enter the information giving details about the reason, if it is a reward or penalty and the merits value. Click on the blue Add Reasons button at the bottom of the screen.

Edit a Reason

To change or update a reason just click on the Edit text under the Actions column for the reason you wish to change.

Make your changes and click the blue Update Reason button at the bottom of the window.

Delete a Reason

If you no longer have use of a reason and want to remove it from your system, click on the Delete text under the Actions column for that reason.

You will be asked to confirm you want to delete the reason, click on the red Delete Reason button.

You will be told that the reason has been successfully removed.

Filtering Reasons

You may have lots of reasons on your system and want to search for a particular type of reason. You can click on the filter icon on the right of the screen. You can enter part of a reason name and/or text that may appear in the description and specify if you are looking for a reward or penalty reason or both.

Once you have entered your search criteria click on the blue Filter button.

You will be presented with all matching reasons.