Quality Mark for Early Years award presentation in Gibraltar  


Service Children’s Education (SCE), a part of the Ministry of Defence, is responsible for the education of children when they accompany parents who serve with the army overseas. SCE work with Tribal to offer the Glossarybasic skills Quality Mark accreditation to the schools they support. 

Five primary schools in Germany and one in Brunei already hold Primary Quality Mark awards and now St Christopher’s Early Years Centre in Gibraltar has achieved a Quality Mark for its early years provision. The Commander of the British Forces Gibraltar, Commodore Clink, presented the award plaque to the setting, whilst The Command Secretariat was in attendance as well as all the children, parents both old and new and other agencies involved with the work of the school.

Tribal manage the Basic Skills Quality Mark programme across England and there are currently around 3,500 award holders from schools and early years settings.

Tribal has previously accredited a kindergarten in Bahrain, with three others now working towards awards.  The British International School in Muscat, Oman is also accredited with both Primary and Early Years awards whilst another British International School in Singapore is working towards this.

For more details about the Basic Skills Quality Mark programme in England or internationally please contact Sue Nicholson
(This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it) 07771 885 802. 


Early Years Quality Mark in Bahrain

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In 2007 Bright Beginnings Day Care & Child Development Center (BBCDC), the brainchild of young Early Years Entrepreneur Mrs. Anisa Asad, opened its doors to 11 families.  Now, with more than 100 families, Mrs. Asad's commitment to quality care is still the corner stone of BBCDC’s educational philosophy.  Over the years they have both worked to turn their vision of being the top Early Years Center into a reality. 

Now, on their five year anniversary, Bright Beginnings is proud to be the first and only Early Years Center in the Kingdom of Bahrain to have gained the Quality Mark for Early Years Accreditation.  They are the second in the Gulf after an international school in Oman.

The Quality Mark is an inclusive award that provides a framework for teacher to self evaluate their practice and continuously provide children, birth up to age 5,  with opportunities to improve their skills, particularly in the areas of communication, language and mathematical development.  As stated in the Quality Mark for Early Years guidelines states, “Achieving a Quality Mark celebrates the work of everyone involved within the setting in making progress in improving the quality of its provision for the young children in its care and the standards they achieve.  


Training to become an assessor for the Quality Mark Awards

Applications to attend new assessor training will be accepted from:

Currently employed, or recently retired (within last twelve months) local authority staff whose roles require(d) them to validate self-evaluations, carry out reviews or formally assess practice, provision and performance in the context for which they are seeking QM accreditation; appropriate roles include:

Primary or secondary advisers/inspectors, school improvement partners, strategy consultants; 

EY advisers/inspectors, consultants, leading teachers; 

Extended services advisers, consultants, coordinators or managers of ES provision.

Currently employed, or recently retired senior school leaders with recent personal experience of leading at least one successful QM accreditation within their own school; appropriate roles include:

Headteachers, deputy or assistant headteachers, advanced skills teachers, or equivalent roles.

We can deliver in house training which costs less so if you have a group of people interested in delivering training and a venue to use, then do contact us to discuss details. We also provide 1:1 assessor training via online conferencing for interested individuals.