Skip to content

Who we are

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.

Kathi Gerth

Marketing Assistant

I have recently joined the company as Marketing Assistant, after working for 6 years as Marketing and Operations Manager at Atlas Language School, one of the largest, independent language schools in Dublin.

I had regularly come across Quality English on industry events and have always been curious about what they are doing and how they interact between schools and agents. After having been working with them for a few weeks now, I can already say that it is impressive how many missions, partnerships and projects this small team handles and how much energy and wonderful ideas they have!

In my new role, I will focus on product advancement and process development and will also support the network of Associate Schools and look after the QE/QED Brand Champions, as well as managing independent QE/QED projects.

With a background in education and many years’ experience in working with schools, agents and students, I understand the needs and requirements of all parties involved. I look very much forward to bringing new ideas and improved processes to Quality English and being part of taking the QE/QED brand to the next level!

Feel free to get in touch at

Follow Us Share

Awards and Affiliations