Herts for Learning Wellbeing Quality Mark
Helping to place health and wellbeing at the heart of the whole school community.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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