Back on trackWellbeing

    Back on Track: Wellbeing support covers consultancy and training on how to respond effectively in the context of current and post-COVID-19 to support mental health and emotional wellbeing, behaviour, relationships and wider wellbeing. Tailored support can be provided to primary and secondary schools and can include training, consultancy and INSET.

    Training and events

    Please visit the HfL CPD Hub for details of the current Wellbeing training programme, including:

    Whole school delivery of race equality and anti-racism – masterclass (secondary)

    Tuesday 18th May. Course Code: WEL/21/169/S

    Whole school delivery of race equality and anti-racism – masterclass (primary)

    Thursday 20th May. Course code: WEL/21/167/P

    Delivering high quality mental health teaching through the statutory health curriculum and the wider curriculum

    Friday 7th May. Course Code: WEL/21/166/A

    Funded and available only for Hertfordshire schools

    Supporting and improving staff wellbeing in your school

    Tuesday 22nd June: Course Code: WEL/21/168/A

    Active engagement of parents and carers in supporting their child’s emotional wellbeing and mental health.

    Tuesday 6th July: Course Code: WEL/21/154/A

    Funded and available only for Hertfordshire schools

    The 2021 Herts for Learning Wellbeing Conference

    Flourishing Lives: Transforming the impact of wellbeing teaching

    9:30am – 3:30pm, 15th June 2021

    Transform the impact of wellbeing teaching to provide pupils with resilience and relationship strategies and skills to flourish in life

    Raising the quality of learning about wellbeing, life management and relationships is a key investment for schools to enhance pupil achievement and increase their ambition and life satisfaction. With the ongoing impact of COVID, assessing the impact of welling teaching in schools to improve teaching practice could never be more important.

    This year’s cross-phase conference will be held online and with sessions made available afterwards for any delegates unable to attend some or part of the live event.

    Find out more.

    Wellbeing for Education Return

    A two-part webinar training programme, fully-funded by the Department for Education has been run across the autumn and spring terms for all Hertfordshire schools and colleges: Wellbeing for Education Return. This training focused on mental health and behaviour through recovery approaches.

    Additional courses are now being offered to enable any Hertfordshire schools and colleges who were previously unable to participate to attend starting from week commencing 12th April 2021. Please visit the HfL CPD Hub for dates and booking details.

    The course gave a great balance of theory and practical ideas

    Rebecca Rocha Assistant Headteacher / SENCo Shenley Primary School, Radlett

    It was great to share ideas and get inspiration from other professionals as we all are striving to support the wellbeing of our pupils and staff

    Andrea Pollington, Assistant Headteacher / Wellbeing Lead, Brookmans Park Primary School, Hatfield

    Consultancy, INSET and bespoke training

    National studies from Lockdown 1 showed that some pupils returned to school less focussed, more anxious and less ready to learn. Please contact us to discuss other ‘Back on Track’ themed consultancy, INSET and bespoke training for:

    • behaviour reviews: A behaviour review will assist schools in re-establishing effective behaviour pathways and positive behaviour for learning.
    • teaching and supporting mental health and emotional wellbeing post Covid
    • updating your equality responses: meeting the needs of pupils with protected characteristics post lockdown:
    • helping parents support children to ‘bounce back’ emotionally and move forward with optimism
    • rebuilding connections and relationships in restricted environments and back in whole classes
    • building hope and learned optimism in pupils
    • getting back on track to ensure full delivery of the RSHE curriculum

    A bespoke plan can be created for the consultancy work for each school. The time can be used to support subject leaders and/or classroom teachers or can be used for in school training.

    To discuss your needs, please contact us in the first instance at

    The universal catch-up premium for 2020 to 2021* can be used to access the Back on Track support packages.

    * “Schools have the flexibility to spend their [universal catch-up] funding in the best way for their cohort and circumstances.” DfE Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID-19) catch-up premium (20/7/20)