Estelle initially obtained a BEd (hons) degree in Primary Education with QTS from the University of Leicester. She has 7 years’ experience in international schools as a Head of School in Thailand, Netherlands and Sri Lanka. Whilst being a member of the Council of International Schools (COIS) she was part of an accreditation team in Melbourne Australia.
Estelle completed a Master in Education from the University College Northampton and a Doctorate in Education (EdD) from the University of Bath.
Estelle is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) and the National Academy of Higher Education (HEA).
Presently Estelle is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Northampton in the School of Education. She is the Strand Coordinator for the MA Education (Full time) and teaches on the BA (hons) Education Studies, the BA (hons) Learning and Teaching, and the Foundation Degree in Learning and Teaching. Estelle is also a PhD supervisor supporting international students.
Estelle has been involved in researching international schools, international education and international students. She has just completed a series of films on Teaching Assistants in International Schools.
Estelle has supervised PhD students who are investigating international comparative education including Ghana, Zimbabwe and refugee children in the UK and Kazakhstan
- Tarry, E. and Cox, A. (2013) More than washing up paint pots! IS: International School. 16(1), pp. 30-31. 1461-3956.
- Tarry, E. and Cox, A. (2013) Professional development in international schools; issues of inclusion identified by a group of international school teaching assistants. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs. 1471-3802. (In Press)
- Tarry, E. and Cox, A. (2013) Supporting the professional development of teaching assistants in an international context. International Schools Journal. 33(1) 0264-7281.
- Tarry, E. and Cox, A., (eds.) (2013) Teaching Assistants in International Schools. Woodbridge: John Catt. 9781908095947.
- Tarry, E. and Cox, A. (2012) Perspectives on cross-cultural research: reflecting on research in an expatriate Indian community in the UK. Reflective Practice: International and Multidisciplinary Perspectives. 13(5), pp. 735-743. 1462-3943.
- Tarry, E. (2012) Teaching assistants: providing support for the IPC. In: Hayden, M. and Thompson, J. (eds.) Taking the IPC Forward: Engaging with the International Primary Curriculum. Woodbridge: John Catt Educational. pp. 125-133.
- Cox, A., Jament, J. and Tarry, E. (2011) An investigation into parental expectations of Primary schooling and the support provided by schools to a single Keralite community in an English county. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. 15, pp. 66-71. 1877-0428.
- Tarry, E. (2011) British international schools: the deployment and training of teaching assistants. Journal of Research in International Education. 10(3), pp. 293-302. 1741-2943.
- Tarry, E. (2011) Is West really best? Social and cultural tensions international students experience having studied at British universities. Journal of Further and Higher Education. 35(1), pp. 69-87. 0309-877X.
- Tarry, E. (2011) Review of: Creating Democratic Citizenship Through Drama Education: the Writings of Jonothan Neelands, edited by Peter O'Connor. Journal of Education for Teaching. 37(3), pp. 365-366. 1360-0540.
- Tarry, E. (2008) Thai students and their reasons for choosing to study in United Kingdom universities. Other thesis. University of Bath.
- Tarry, E., Harber, C., Serf, J., Gray, D., Fergus, P., Doyle, J., Flores Newburn, M. and Talty-Sanghera, M. (2007) Education in South Africa post-apartheid. Paper presented to: Democracy and Citizenship in Education Post-apartheid, Birmingham, 12 June 2007.