Baroness Morris of Yardley

Baroness Morris of Yardley

Full title

The Rt Hon. the Baroness Morris of Yardley


Estelle Morris



Joined the Lords

14 June 2005

Contact details

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353
Fax: 020 7219 5979


UK Parliament

Post Date
Minister of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) (Arts) 2003-05
Secretary of State for Education and Skills 2001-02
Minister of State (Department for Education and Employment) (School Standards) 1998-01
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education and Employment) 1997-98
Committee House Date
Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (L) (formerly Merits Committee) Lords 2012-14
Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee Lords 2009-12
Consolidation etc. Bills (Joint Committee) Commons 1992-94
Constituency Date
Birmingham, Yardley 1992-05

Political life – other

Job title Organisation Date
Labour Group Leader Warwick District Council 1981-92
District Councillor Warwick District Council 1979-92

Professional life

Job title Organisation Date
Teacher 1974-92

Public life

Post Organisation Date
Trustee The Roundhouse Trust 2008-
Chair National Coalmining Museum, England 2006-14
Trustee Paul Hamlyn Foundation 2005-
Council Member Goldsmiths College, University of London 2005-11

Member's focus

Culture, media and sport
Employment and training
Parliament, government and politics.
West Midlands

Register of Interests

  • 1: Directorships

    • Non-executive Director, Performing Rights Society
  • 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

    • Chair of Strategy Board, Institute of Effective Education, University of York
    • Chair, Northern Education
    • I write a monthly column for Guardian Education
    • The following speaking engagements were undertaken at a series of Breakfast Seminars for School Leaders organised by Hays Consulting; no single engagement exceeds the registration threshold but two and more such engagements do so: Reading; 22 January 2013, Seminar for head teachers in London; 6 February 2013, Seminar with school leaders in Brighton; 7 March 2013, Seminar with school leaders from Exeter and region, in Exeter; 13 March 2013, Seminar with school leaders, Leeds; 20 March 2013, Seminar with school leaders, Enfield; 25 April 2013, Breakfast meeting with school leaders in Sheffield; 8 October 2013, meeting with school leaders, Nottingham; 17 October 2013, meeting with school leaders, Leicester; 14 November 2013, school leaders, Middlesbrough; 26 November 2013, school leaders, Coventry; 9 May 2014, Mansfield
    • Speaking engagement, 25 October 2013, at conference of staff from Ouseburn Learning Trust, Heaton Manor Secondary School, Newcastle
    • Speaking engagement, 22 November 2013, at Annual Head Teachers' conference for Slough Learning Partnership, in Poole
    • Speaking engagement, 31 January 2014, at the Conference of South West Special School Heads, Torquay; fee paid by Hays
    • Speaking engagement, 6 March 2014; speech to Greenwich headteachers' conference in Folkestone; fee paid by Greenwich Local Authority
    • Speaking engagement, 28 March 2014; speech at East Cheshire School Governors' Conference; fee paid by East Cheshire Local Authority
    • Speaking engagement, 22 May 2014, at a conference organised by Osiris Education in London
    • Speaking engagement, 26 September 2014, Leicestershire Head Teachers
  • 7: Overseas visits

    • Visit to Portugal, 6-7 October 2014, as guest at McDonalds AGM in Portugal; costs of visit paid by McDonalds
  • 10: Non-financial interests (b)

    • Chair of the Council, Goldsmiths College, University of London
  • 10: Non-financial interests (c)

    • Chair and Trustee, National Coal Mining Museum, Wakefield
    • Trustee, The Roundhouse
    • Trustee, Hamlyn Foundation
  • 10: Non-financial interests (e)

    • Trustee, Hotcourses Foundation (funds education of African HIV AIDS children and orphans; registered charity)
    • Trustee, National Poetry Archive (registered charity)