"There is a shortage of teachers but the January 2001 schools census showed that teacher numbers were at their highest level than at any time since 1984 - and 11,000 higher than 1997."
"I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers."Estelle Morris on Khalil Gibran
"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge."Estelle Morris on Albert Einstein
"If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself."Estelle Morris on Confucius
"You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul."Estelle Morris on Swami Vivekananda
"I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit."Estelle Morris on John Steinbeck
"I know there are things I did in education that will never be reversed. I have not done that in film yet because I have only been here for about nine months."
"If bringing up the next generation is important, why aren't they the best qualified, the best paid? Why aren't we as concerned about their career progression as we are about those who work in the education or health services?"
"At different times I taught humanities, social sciences and pre-vocational education."
"We do recognise the need to move towards the publication of information showing the progress made by pupils from one stage of their education to another."
"Where the private sector, or anyone else, has skills, knowledge and resources that can help to deliver a high quality of education and to raise standards, we should use them."