The Quality Mark central team

Our National and Regional Directors are responsible for ensuring your Quality Mark journey is successful, valuable and above all impacts positively upon your setting.

Nicola and the team are supported by over 200 Assessors guaranteeing that leaders and practitioners always have the right assistance available as you work towards your Quality Mark accreditation. This team of education specialists also regularly comment upon best practice and innovative approaches to teaching and school improvement. You can access the articles via the 'Our Thinking tab above.

Nicola Morris

Nicola Morris, National Director

Nicola has significant experience of UK state schools and independent headship and has had roles in both voluntary controlled and voluntary aided church schools. She has moved schools from an Ofsted category to outstanding, and is therefore very aware of the leadership attributes which bring about change and improve quality provision. She is a school governor with a focus on strategic planning and monitoring standards.

Nicola also understands the international schools market, having coordinated the development of global talent for a large international schools group. She created a suite of leadership programmes for middle, senior and executive leaders. Nicola was also responsible for assessing the quality of high performing independent schools across the globe and supporting leaders in recruiting high quality staff.


Stella Owen, Regional Director & Operational Lead

Stella has significant experience of UK secondary schools and Further Education. She has experience as a senior leader, has brought about significant improvements in settings and is a governor in a large further education college with a focus on the quality of teaching, learning and assessment and outcomes for learners.

Her experience as an Educational Consultant and International Inspector has given her a broad range of experience of leading change and building capacity within senior leadership. Prior to her role as Regional Director, Stella was a Quality Mark Assessor.

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Megan Coombes, Senior Business Support Officer

Megan joined Tribal in April 2019 as a Business Support Officer for Quality Mark, she has since taken on the role of Senior Business Support Officer and leads the Quality Mark team from the Bristol Office. Megan graduated with a BSc in Geography from the University of Leeds in July 2017 and has since spent time within the research and logistics sector where her role focused around skills and education. With these skills, Megan naturally found her role within Tribal’s Quality Mark team where she has been able to apply her knowledge to a new sector and support the development of the Quality Mark product.