Tribal's Quality Mark International Schools supports and recognises improving standards in the provision, practice and performance of English and mathematics. It aligns with national agendas and international views of best practice, supporting your inspection preparations and providing evidence of high-quality self-evaluation.
- Dr Nasim Butt, Principal, School of Research Science, Dubai
The School of Research Science, Dubai, explains the impact their Quality Mark accreditation has had on multiple aspects of the school's provision.
Steve Price (Head Teacher, Westoe Crown Primary School), visited other schools with the Quality Mark accreditation and saw first-hand the creativity and out-of-the-box thinking that could be applied to everyday activities to truly embed literacy and maths into the lives of his pupils.
Provide the framework and guidance to support continuous improvement and ensure English and maths priorities are being addressed.
Evidence your school's quality improvement, ready for inspection and ensure rigorous self-evaluation identifies strengths, prioritises key areas for development and identifies the impact of your practice.
Accreditation provides valuable public recognition of the impact of the work of leaders, managers and practitioners in improving the quality of provision. It celebrates their commitment and differentiates your school.
Achieve and embed a consistent, whole-school approach to quality improvement with this all-phase framework for International Schools.
Get an external evaluation of the quality of practice and provision in your school; validate priorities; and challenge approaches to continuous improvement.
Benefit from a framework founded on educational research and internationally shared views of effective teaching and learning to develop your teachers and leaders.
“Working towards these respected external quality marks was a key driver to our school and the teams. Completing the Quality Mark gave a focus to the English and maths teams, each using the framework as a tool for self-evaluation and to inform actions to support them continuing to improve and move forward on our journey to excellence.”
Nan Billingham, Governor & RSI Projects Lead
“It was a really helpful tool for reflection on our setting in Budapest. I appreciated the emphasis on practitioners' understanding of child development. The self-assessment tool is really useful and it made me think about what is in place currently in our setting and also where we need to make improvements. it is certainly a useful tool for schools to use.”
Early Years Leader and Nord Anglica Teaching Fellow
"It’s very much current. The Quality Mark agenda reflects national policy and absolutely dovetails with pedagogy but also has the flexibility other accreditations or processes are unable to offer."
Liz Bramley, National Leader of Education and Headteacher, Oakdene Primary and Infant School
Quality Mark activity can stand alone or complement and integrate with other local and/or national initiatives to improve pupils' achievements. You control the timescale for the external assessment of the award; the length of time taken to achieve accreditation will vary according to your setting’s starting point and your ability to demonstrate progress and sustained good practice.
All practitioners, and others involved with the setting should be involved in the journey. Involvement in the process contributes to the development of leadership and management skills such as communication, action planning, monitoring and evaluating, in a practical context and with a tangible outcome.
Leaders, owners and other stakeholders will find that work undertaken towards accreditation offers a meaningful context in which to monitor and evaluate the quality of provision, practice and outcomes. It will also demonstrate how they are actively carrying out their role to drive continuous improvement..
Your school will achieve the award when you demonstrate that the criteria for all the elements are met and can provide evidence that participation in the award has had a positive impact on your provision and practice. If your school is in an inspection category of improvement, you will follow the Improvement Pathway, led by your Quality Mark school improvement specialist, prior to gaining the award.