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Jonathan Swindell

Chief Executive

I was appointed as Chief Executive in early 2016. Throughout my career within the Education sector I have always strived to maintain and promote the highest standards wherever I have worked. Firstly with the General Teaching Council which served to regulate teaching in England and subsequently in my role with the Association of Business Executives (an international examination board and membership body) where I worked closely with private colleges all over the world.

More recently, when working at the International Study and Language Institute (ISLI) at the University of Reading I was introduced to the world of ELT and all its challenges and threats, but I was soon captivated by this incredible industry. Its a world full of passionate professionals that never ceases to surprise and excite.

As Chief Executive, it is my role to maintain the high standards of Quality English (QE) and Quality Education (QEd), always ensuring that our licensed schools and colleges meet the high expectations of international students and their parents.

If you are interested in finding out more about QE, QEd or how to apply for a License, please email me at

Frances Pottschulte

Agent Relations and Missions Manager

I joined the company in September 2012 as Agent Relations and Missions Manager, after working for 6 years as Project Manager in the Marketing Department for ILS English, a great Quality English school based in Nottingham.  So I joined Quality English and Quality Education really understanding what it means to be a QE school, where owners are "hands on" in their schools every day and they genuinely care about every aspect of their schools – students, teachers, agents, academic courses, accommodation and social programmes, and they want to provide the best quality experience to their students.

I am a qualified CELTA teacher, and speaking various European languages, I understand the challenges that students face when learning a language.  I have worked internationally for most of my career and spent time living in France, Spain and Slovenia.  In addition to working in international education, I have also worked in global banking and tourism.

I am solely responsible for running our own Missions around the world and building the network of Approved Quality Agents.  It has been such a great experience working for QE/QEd.  I love attending the international fairs such as ICEF and Alphe and meeting the great educators and agents.

Please contact me at if you would like any information on our Missions or Quality Agents.

Laura Pearce (currently on maternity leave)

School Liaison and Marketing Co-ordinator

I've been working as the School and College Liaison and Marketing Coordinator for Quality English and Quality Education since 2014. It's my job to ensure our licensees are kept up-to-date and involved in all our marketing activities. I also work closely with our Chief Executive, Jonathan, to promote the Quality English and Quality Education brand for our licensees. We're very busy maintaining the high quality that students, parents and agents expect from our schools.

Working in a small company with a big reach means my role is very busy and varied, which I love. On any given day I might be working on the brochure, updating the website and social media, or researching bunting and (penguin based) promotional items for a fair.

I have previously worked as a Marketing Campaign Manager for Oxford University Press marketing primary school resources internationally. I have spent nearly all my career helping students to have the best experience possible.

You can contact me at

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