Supporting and recognising high-quality provision in International Schools

An internationally recognised accreditation for your school and community, demonstrating your school's commitment to continually improving standards.

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.


Why schools choose Quality Mark to continuously improve the quality of their provision


“This achievement is a matter of great pride for the SRS community. It is testament to the hard work and commitment of our teachers and subject leaders, focused as they are on planning and delivering the curriculum to a high quality. Achievement of the Quality Mark means that we have met a comprehensive set of well-defined and well-researched standards." 

 - Dr Nasim Butt, Principal, School of Research Science, Dubai


Setting the new standard for English and mathematics provision in UAE schools.

The School of Research Science, Dubai, explains the impact their Quality Mark accreditation has had on multiple aspects of the school's provision.



Westoe Crown Primary School

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.

  • Improve pupil outcomes in English and mathematics

    Provide the framework and guidance to support continuous improvement and ensure English and maths priorities are being addressed.

  • Prepare for inspection

    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.

  • External recognition of staff commitment & achievement - set yourselves apart from other schools

    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.

  • Embed a consistent approach to quality for sustainable school improvement

    Achieve and embed a consistent, whole-school approach to quality improvement with this all-phase framework for International Schools.

  • Benefit from external assessment, validation and challenge

    Get an external evaluation of the quality of practice and provision in your school; validate priorities; and challenge approaches to continuous improvement.

  • Provide staff with the scaffold to improve their practice

    Benefit from a framework founded on educational research and internationally shared views of effective teaching and learning to develop your teachers and leaders.


Completing the Quality Mark

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..


The Quality Mark elements 

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.

  1. A whole school strategy and planning to improve performance in English and mathematics
  2. An analysis of the assessment of pupil performance in English and mathematics
  3. Target setting for the improvement of performance in English and mathematics
  4. English and mathematics planning and intervention for all groups of pupils
  5. Review of progress made by all groups of pupils in English and mathematics
  6. A commitment to improving the skills of staff in the application of English and mathematics in the school
  7. The use of a range of teaching approaches and learning styles to improve English and mathematics
  8. The use of appropriate teaching and learning resources to improve English and mathematics
  9. The involvement of parents and carers in developing their child’s English and mathematics
  10. An effective procedure for monitoring planning and assessing performance in English and mathematics
  11. Provision to enable all pupils to gain appropriate national accreditation in English and mathematics (secondary phase only).