PatMyBack is an online rewards system for schools that allows teachers to award PatPoints to students doing well in and out of class. It allows students to track their own progress and view a year group league table if the school wishes. Motivating Rewards are added to the system that can be applied for in return for PatPoints and it allows parents to view their child’s progress and pledge a reward of their own. It replaces a traditional paper based system enabling greater visability to students, parents and teachers.
PatMyBack enables teachers to award PatPoints to students for good conduct or positive achievement. Positive achievement is celebrating by spending PatPoints on Rewards added by the school. The school has complete control over Rewards budgets and the type of awards added to the system. Please see the Rewards FAQ below for examples.
To increase student motivation and encourage parental engagement in their child’s academic performance parents can pledge their own Rewards.
The system benefits students, teaches and parents alike. It helps teachers and parents to motivate students and record and celebrate positive achievement.
PatMyBack helps students by giving them goals to work towards, so that they make a positive change in their behaviour, attitude, effort and academic achievements. It celebrates all kinds of success and shares each student’s achievements with their peers, parents, teachers and school, instilling self-worth, encouraging positive competition and building confidence. Watch our student video to find out how students have benefited from PatMyBack.
Pat My Back provides a way for parents to be a part of positive change in their child's efforts, behaviour and attitude in the school environment, by allowing them to motivate, track and reward the achievements of their child.
Through acknowledging and rewarding positive effort, achievement and behaviour, PatMyBack helps teachers and schools to develop a motivational and aspirational learning environment. Watch our teacher video to find out how teachers have benefited from PatMyBack.
We believe teachers should be able to award PatPoints and students should be able to check their progress at any time so PatMyBack has been optimised to work on tablets and mobiles including iPhones and iPads and all modern mobile browsers.
PatMyBack is priced extremely competitively on a per student annual subscription basis. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for price.
There are no additional costs to use the PatMyBack system and schools have complete flexibility over Rewards expenditure.
Ease of use and intuitive functionality have been at the forefront of all decisions when designing and building PatMyBack, so whether you are a student, teacher or parent, you’ll find the system instinctive and user-friendly.
For example, teachers use an innovative drag and drop system to award PatPoints. They select a class name and are presented with a list of students. Then they simply drop a student name into a category and choose the number of PatPoints to award and add a comment, if required. This can be done easily and effectively in class or at a later time.
Sign up for students, parents and teachers is simple and uses standard processes found on many popular websites.
Student and teacher data is easily imported via a CSV file or Excel Spreadsheet.
For an additonal cost a system tying directly into the school MIS can be employed.
Unlike other systems PatMyBack do not tie schools into a predefined reward programme. Rewards do not have to have a monetary value. Students often value free rewards such as a lunchtime queue-jump pass or after-school club as much as they do paid rewards.
In the past schools have posted rewards such as:
'What I like PatMyBack is you get rewarded for good behaviour and things like that. Instead of a teacher just saying good job they can give you PatPoints. It's working really well as you can see everyones getting a lot of PatPoints and it's really encouraging and making everyone behave well.'Sam, Year 10, KTC
"Students respond really well to PatMyBack. You can feel them working harder and they really want to earn PatPoints and really appreciate recognition for work done well. I like the fact it's so easy to use and you can write comments and let students know exactly what you've giving them PatPoints for."Ms Allen