Baroness Estelle Morris of Yardley
Estelle Morris works with the Institute of Effective Education and is a member of the House of Lords. She taught in a comprehensive school, was elected as an MP and served as Secretary of State for Education and Skills.
Estelle started her career as a teacher in an inner city multiracial comprehensive school where she taught for 18 years. In 1992 she entered Parliament and in 2001 became the Secretary of State for Education and Skills. She followed this with 2 years as a Minister at the Department of Culture Media and Sport.
Estelle has been a member of the House of Lords since 2005 which she combines with her work at the Institute of Effective Education which aims to transform the relationship between education research and practice so that policy making and teaching can become more evidence based.