John Bayley is best known for featuring in more than sixty programs in the regular spot "Teaching with Bayley" on Teachers TV. He is an experienced teacher and a skilled mentor. OFSTED described his leadership of the Learning Support Service & Pupil Referral Unit in Southwark as "outstanding". John has led school improvement programmes in hundreds of schools and colleges.
John talks generally about schools facing 'challenging circumstances' and provides a summary of some of the issues that challenge teachers in such places. In part this is to do with the professional culture and 'ethos' in such places. He also highlights the ways in which pupils sometimes interpret the meaning of school rules differently to adults.