Behaviour with Bayley

A series of film clubs, workshops and webinars for educators

John Bayley has trained 1000s of people in behaviour management in schools successfully.

This is a new online professional development programme made available through *IRIS Connect.

Elevate your behaviour management skills

Interactive and live training webinars + follow ups

Collaborate in groups, departments or teams

Who is John Bayley?

John Bayley was described as an ‘outstanding Leader’ during his tenure at a large PRU in Southwark, London. Since then he has coached hundreds of SLTs/MLTs and worked with teachers in thousands of classrooms. He was a Lead Behaviour Consultant for Education London in the hugely successful ‘Keys to Success’ Programme.

Currently he provides advice to STEM National Learning Centre students and teachers from around the world. His Youtube channel gets nearly 5000 visitors a month and his Teachers’ TV videos (over 100 episodes) have been watched by millions. They still feature in many ITT, NQT and INSET courses. These groups bring together all of John’s own huge experience alongside that of several Education leaders and researchers he has worked with over the years. Here’s John talking about this programme…

About these programmes

In this suite of training programmes there are currently 18 Workshops divided into three separate series (each with its own collaborative Group space). A further 40+ are in development. Each workshop and episode contains everything you’ll need to experience for at least 75 to 90 minutes of top quality training – plus optional content if you have time for more. All in all there’s over 100 hours of content to choose from.

Who is it for?

Every educator in your school will benefit from these programmes.

Individual Students, Teachers and TAs

…can enjoy first class training, read research, watch training video, engage with online activities, and communicate with a remote tutor. They can just watch a topical video or engage fully with the whole programme – access is entirely flexible. They can also earn certificates to add to their professional development portfolios.

Groups and Teams

…will easily be able to collaborate in groups, departments or teams by uploading files, creating and editing video, and using integrated discussion tools to share ideas and experiences.d edit video, and use integrated discussion tools to share ideas and experiences.

Mentors, Leaders and Coaches

…are enabled to facilitate in-house sessions, using their own training methods alongside ours if they wish, supported by editable facilitator notes which guide leaders through online presentations and content.
All professionals will be able to attend interactive Live Scheduled Training Webinars – all of which can be recorded to support asynchronous training and that all important follow-up.

Programme Content

Series 1: Core Knowledge and Skills

This set of 6 workshops focuses on concepts and skills that…
  • build a mental framework
  • develop a repertoire of skills
  • suggest a set of clear operational criteria for effective management of your classroom, and
  • provide a structure for thinking about whole school policy.

You’ll recognise many tried and tested skills – and new ones – demonstrated in recent video and old favourites. We encourage users to add their own strategies and ideas.

Film Club Episodes in this Series
  • Feeling Confident and In Charge
  • Rules
  • Routines
  • Praise, Rewards and Staying Positive
  • Corrective Feedback
  • Managing Self

Each episode will need at least an hour but there is plenty more content should you have the time. Within each episode there will be suggested background reading, video presentations, classroom video analysis, training activities (including suggested role-plays), guided discussion and a plenary where next steps can be decided.

Series 2: Understanding and Managing Difficult Behaviours
What's in series 2
12 Workshops – 6 Primary focused and 6 Secondary

  • Series 2 delves deeper into the more persistent challenges and serious situations, that can, and do, arise in our classrooms, and uncovers the knowledge, understanding, skills and strategies needed to deal with them. Please note that restraint is not covered in this programme (we hope the skills in this programme will help avoid the need for it).
  • By using scripted scenarios alongside supported role play, various challenges are addressed in a ‘mock’ student-teacher meeting where behaviours are discussed and actions agreed. In this way participants genuinely experience the emotions and related professional skills.
Why 'Supported' Role-play?
Supported role play allows for learning in the here and now. It provides…

  • An opportunity for teachers to give each other feedback on the scripts and language they use and the way they use them,
  • A safe setting for trying out ideas that may subsequently be used in the classroom.
  • A format that is far less scary than standard role-play.
  • And finally – it’s always fun! (Although it can get very realistic).

But don’t teachers hate role play? It’s true, despite the above, that many teachers dislike or feel anxious about role play (or the thought of it). That is why we have adapted it. When participants are enacting a role, they share it with colleagues. So, for example, two adults may enact the role of one student and two adults the role of a teacher. At any point the participants can open a discussion about what’s happening, offer suggestions and even take over the role. We also provide all the guidance needed and dummy scripts for participants to use.

Workshop Scenarios and Theories
A typical teacher-student scenario is at the centre of each episode, but the programme starts with a video and discussion about underlying theory and skills that are relevant in all episodes and scenarios. The workshops and themes and theories are…


1. Persistent Disruption (Theory: Structuring Meetings)

2. Attention Seeking (Theory: Behaviour Plans)

3. Relationship Difficulties (Theory: The Effect of Adverse Childhood Experiences)

4. A ‘Clingy’ Child Theory (Children’s Feelings)

5. Anger: Theory  (Understanding and Managing Anger)

6. Working with Parents (Theory: Teacher-Parent Relationships)


1. Persistent Disruption (Theory: Structuring Meetings)

2. Attention-Seeking (Theory: Emotional and Psychological reactions)

3. Cold Anger: Theory (Using Key Messages with Students)

4. Aggression: Theory (Understanding and Managing Anger)

5. Withdrawal: Theory (Adolescence, Difficult Behaviour and Withdrawal)

6. Meet the Parents: Theory (Key Messages for Parents)

Each episode will need at least an hour but there’s enough content in each to support a 90 minute Film Club or workshop.

Users are encouraged to add their own stimulus, activities and learning points.

Within each episode there will be suggested background reading, video analysis, open and guided discussion, and, at the centre of the action is the supported role-play scenario.

Click below for a video tour.


“I have worked with John Bayley in 3 schools and each time he continues to inspire and challenge all staff through various CPD programmes that we have initiated within the school. Staff find John ‘on the button’; reflective, perceptive, and a great coach and mentor. Personally, John has been fabulous at inspiring CPD ideas and enabling ‘out-of-the-box’ concepts to flourish and resolve whole school needs. I would employ John (again) in my school, without hesitation.” Ross McGill, Teacher Toolkit.
“For many years John designed and delivered excellent training courses in EBSD and behaviour management for the Special Education Needs Joint Initiative for Training (now the Centre for Educational Inclusion) at the UC London Institute for Education. His light touch is popular with teachers and his programmes are highly effective.” Nick Peacey, Coordinator SENJIT, 1990-2010.

Common Questions

How do you buy it?

Schools and ITE providers can use the form below to choose their options and provide their P.O. If you already have IRIS Connect platform accounts your users will be notified that the learning content is available simply by logging-in as usual.

If you don’t have IRIS Connect accounts we will create them for your organisation. Individuals can also use the form.

Or just send us an email stating you want to buy Behaviour with Bayley to

How much is it?

Best value prices for schools start at £195 per year for a series of 6 workshops, rising to £740 per year for a 12 workshop ‘bundle’ depending on size of school or you can buy it for small groups for shorter periods.

What is EQuis?

Stands for Equality, Inspiration, Support. For 21 years Equis Consulting ltd. has provided school improvement services in the form of CPD, change and leadership consultancy, and the implementation of technology. In the English dictionary equi means equal – we’ve just added an ‘s’ to make it plural!

What is IRIS?

Independent Recording Integrated System. IRIS Connect is the name of a video based professional learning platform hosted by IRIS Connect ltd.

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