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The Herts for Learning Wellbeing Quality Mark

The HfL Wellbeing Quality Mark which helps promote and place children and young people’s wellbeing at the heart of school life is now available for schools to sign up to! This new Quality Mark has retained many aspects of the successful HfL Healthy School Programme but has been revised and expanded to add rigour and reflect new priorities. This Wellbeing Quality Mark 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 award

Focus areas include:

  • PSHCE and RSE curriculum
  • physical wellbeing and healthy eating
  • emotional and mental health and wellbeing
  • anti-bullying and anti-prejudice
  • online safety and digital wellbeing

From Autumn 2019 staff wellbeing will be added.

Schools are invited to attend a half day launch meeting which introduces the self-evaluation process, action planning and evidence collection and provides guidance on the journey to achieve the Wellbeing Quality Mark. A 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.

A successful school will be accredited with the HFL Wellbeing Mark with their focus theme recognised. The Wellbeing Quality Mark is accredited for three years. A school may wish to work consecutive years on the Quality Mark with a different focus theme each year.

For further details please contact or telephone 01438 844819.

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