The Herts for Learning Wellbeing Quality Mark

    Published: 15 May 2018

    Introducing the Herts for Learning Wellbeing Quality Mark - helping to place health and wellbeing at the heart of the whole school community.

    Over the last two years Herts for Learning (HfL) advisers have revised and expanded the Healthy Schools Programme to add rigour and reflect new priorities. We have now integrated this revised programme into a new HfL Wellbeing Quality Mark which is available for schools to sign up to. This award framework is in line with Ofsted expectations and best practice. Participating schools complete a detailed self-evaluation audit which helps evidence how the school is promoting health and wellbeing in the curriculum, throughout the school environment and across the wider school community. Schools also select a single area of focused health and wellbeing development across the year and create a school action plan.

    wellbeing_quality_news.jpgFocus areas include:

    • PSHCE and RSE curriculum
    • Physical wellbeing and healthy eating
    • Emotional and mental health and wellbeing

    In autumn 2018 additional focus areas covering anti-bullying and online safety will be added. From autumn 2019 staff wellbeing will be added.

    Schools are invited to attend a half day launch meeting which introduces the self-evaluation process and provides guidance on the journey to achieve the Wellbeing Quality Mark. A HfL Wellbeing adviser will act as a key point of contact throughout the year. Towards the end of the year the Wellbeing adviser will carry out a half day verification visit to look at the progress of the school’s action plan and impact evidence.

    The cost for an annual subscription is £800 for shareholder schools and £1,000 for non-shareholders schools

    All schools, academies and Multi-Academy Trusts can work towards the HfL Wellbeing Quality Mark

    For further details please contact wellbeing@hertsforlearning.co.uk or telephone 01438 844819.

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