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 requirement, 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 include:

    • PSHCE and Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education
    • physical wellbeing and healthy eating
    • emotional and mental health and wellbeing
    • anti-bullying and anti-prejudice
    • online safety and digital wellbeing
    • staff wellbeing*

    *New focus area 2019 staff wellbeing

    The staff wellbeing dimension has been drawn up in collaboration with HfL’s school HR team.  It recognises that staff health and wellbeing is a crucial factor in maximising young pupil’s attainment and wellbeing.

    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 £900 for shareholder schools and £1,200 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.

    For further details please contact or telephone 01438 844819.

    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