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 wellbeing@hertsforlearning.co.uk 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