Each year Tribal conducts thousands of quality reviews in schools and other educational settings and has worked with national and regional agencies around the world to support the implementation and delivery of inspection and quality improvement frameworks and protocols.

We are a leading provider of inspection, review and evaluation services to education and training providers.  We support scheduling, administration and data management for inspections and reviews, and we have a rigorous quality assurance process which ensures that all inspection and review reports are of the highest quality.


In April 2015 Tribal introduced its Inspector Endorsement Programme so that every associate deployed to conduct inspections on our behalf will have undertaken a significant amount of CPD and assessment.  Through this rigorous and comprehensive endorsement process we have enhanced the calibre of our team of inspectors, bringing in more inspectors with recent experience of leading and improving schools and colleges.

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Review and Evaluation Services: Kathryn Harris kathryn.harris@tribalgroup.com

Ofsted Early Years: eyinspection.queries@tribalgroup.com

Middle East: Simon Peters simon.peters@tribalgroup.com

USA: Tim Boyce tim.boyce@tribalgroup.com

Our services include:

Department for Education (DfE) inspection and accreditation of British Schools Overseas

Development of review and monitoring services and associated frameworks

Conducting reviews in schools and colleges

Reviewing, analysing and recommending improvements to teaching, learning, and leadership

Conducting curricula reviews

Designing CPD frameworks

Developing CPD materials including participants’ guides, trainers’ guides, and presentation materials


Our UK inspection and review services customers include:


Since 2010 Tribal has been contracted by Ofsted to conduct inspections of all registered childcare providers in the South of England. We also carry out registration visits to assess a prospective childcare provider's suitability to provide childcare. Childcare providers include: childminders; nurseries; pre-schools; private nursery schools; before and after school care and holiday play-schemes.

Acorn Care and Education - Since 2014 Tribal has provided school review and improvement support to independent, specialist day and residential schools for Acorn Care and Education.  Our services include:

Head teacher briefings on relevant Independent School Standards and the framework for inspecting independent schools.

Review and support with a written report for each school, based around their own self-evaluation, feedback sessions with each school’s SLT and assistance with the schools’ action and/or improvement plans.

Specialist Lesson Observation Support - support to staff on improving their teaching by being observed, given feedback, then being observed again with feedback to map progression.

Class Measures

In the US, Class Measures has been working with schools, districts, authorizers and educational authorities to improve teaching and learning. 

Class Measures' Instructional Quality School Reviews (IQSRs) provide charter school authorizers, departments of education, schools and school districts, and school management organizations with independent, external evaluations of school effectiveness.

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Tribal customers include:

Middle East

Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC)

Bahrain Ministry of Labor

Qatar Foundation

Dubai School Inspections Bureau

Tatweer Company for Educational Services (T4EDU), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

New York State Education Department

Alliance College Ready Public Schools (Los Angeles)

Rest of the World

British Schools Overseas

Federation of British International Schools in Asia (FOBISIA)

International Schools

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