Malini Mistry

Senior Lecturer in Education Studies (Primary Education/Early Years)

Malini Mistry

I have worked in the primary sector since the late 1990s. Whilst working in the sector, I managed and led many areas of learning in the curriculum including ICT, History, Geography, RE and Early Years. I was also an active Key Stage 2 coordinator in addition to my senior leadership role.

I came to the University of Bedfordshire in 2005 where I specialised in Early Years and Professional Studies for different year groups. I have also led and managed units such as Geography, Science, Religious Education, School Experience for Year 2 students.

Qualifications

  • MBA in Educational Management - University of Leicester (First class Honours degree)
  • BEd with QTS - University of Northampton (2:2 degree, Major in Humanities)

Teaching Expertise

  • Early Years
  • Professional Studies

Research Interests

  • Early Years
  • Pupils who have English as an Additional Language

Publications

Chapters in books

  • Mistry, M. & Sood, K. (2007) 'Working With Paraprofessionals: Challenges & Opportunities'. In Cole, M (eds) Professional Attributes & Practice , 4th ed. pp.128 – 142. London: David Fulton.
  • Mistry, M (2003) `The Effective Management of Support Staff in the Foundation Stage of a Primary School in England: Identifying & Addressing Issues of Concern' in G. Markea and G. Papanikos (eds) Global Issues of Education. Athens Institute for Education & Research.

Refereed Journals Articles

  • Mistry, M & Sood, K (2011) `Raising standards for pupils who have English as an Additional Language (EAL) through Monitoring and Evaluation of Provision in Primary Schools', in Education 3-13: International Journal of Primary, Elementary and Early Years Education – pending publication
  • Mistry, M & Sood, K (2011) `Rethinking educational leadership to transform pedagogical practice to help improve the attainment of minority ethnic pupils: The need for leadership dialogue', in Management in Education – pending publication
  • Sood, K. & Mistry, M. (2011) `English as an Additional Language: is there a need to embed cultural values and beliefs in institutional practice', in Education 3-13: International Journal of Primary, Elementary and Early Years Education.  Volume 39, No.2. (203 – 215)
  • Mistry, M & Sood, K (2010) `English as an Additional Language: Challenges & Assumptions', in Management in Education, Vol. 24, No.3, July (1- 4).
  • Grant, K & Mistry, M (2010) `How does the use of role play affect the learning of year four children in a predominately EAL class', in Education 3-13: International Journal of Primary, Elementary and Early Years Education.  Volume 38, No.2. (155 – 164)
  • Mistry, M., Burton, N., & Brundrett, M. (2004) `Managing LSAs: an evaluation of the use of learning support assistants in an urban primary school'. In Journal of Scholar leadership & Management. Vol.24, No. 2, May 2004. (123 – 135)

Contact Details

T: +44 (0)1234 793149
E: malini.mistry@beds.ac.uk

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