The HfL Wellbeing Quality Mark is a rigorous and successful school improvement programme. This award framework is constantly maintained to be in line with Ofsted expectations, curriculum requirements, DFE guidance and best practice. Participating schools complete a two part detailed self-evaluation. Part 1 evidences how the school is promoting health and wellbeing in the curriculum, throughout the school environment and across the wider school community. Part 2 is selected by the school as a single area of focused development across the year.  

    Focus areas to select from are:

    • PSHCE and Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education
    • physical wellbeing and healthy eating
    • anti-bullying and anti-prejudice
    • online safety and digital wellbeing
    • staff wellbeing
    • emotional and mental health and wellbeing (available to schools outside Hertfordshire only)

    Participating schools attend a half day launch meeting to introduce the process.  A wellbeing adviser acts as a key point of contact throughout the year. Toward the end of the year this link wellbeing adviser will make a half day validation visit to review the year’s progress, impact evidence and the school’s future plans.

    The cost for an annual subscription is £920 for shareholder schools and £1,020 for non-shareholders schools.

    All schools, academies and Multi-Academy Trusts can work towards the HfL Wellbeing Quality Mark. MATs should contact us directly for a costing model appropriate to their needs.

    A wellbeing quality mark development model with a built in staff training event on your focus theme is also available.

    For further details please contact or telephone 01438 544464.

    We have involved parents across our wellbeing journey and our partnership has gone from strength to strength.

    Primary wellbeing co-ordinator

    The revised audit is clear, supportive and manageable.

    Primary deputy headteacher

    We have implemented a number of new initiatives as well as celebrating what we already did. It was a great team effort and was pleasing to look in detail at specific points, especially our pupil leadership team. Our journey is not over - we look forward to embedding it all, as well as starting more new things!

    Christy Johnson, Deputy Headteacher, Kingsway Junior School, Watford