Who are we?

Lynda, Anne and John are accredited as action learning facilitators trough the Institute of Learning and Management. Lynda and Anne have delivered action learning programmes in individual schools, in school partnerships and in local authorities. They also specialise in organising action learning programmes for women teachers and school leaders.

Lynda Haddock


Lynda is an experienced and sensitive coach and has had extensive experience of action learning. She began her career as an English teacher and has been the head of several successful Pupil Referral Units and an EBD special school.  Lynda has held a number of senior local authority positions most recently in Newham where she was responsible for all SEN services, learning and behaviour support and alternative education provision.   Lynda has always worked to ensure that support for pupils with additional needs is closely integrated with wider school improvement services.  She has worked at London University Institute of Education as a researcher, course tutor and as the co-ordinator of a professional network of senior local authority officers.

Anne Seeley

anne-sealey2Anne is currently working as an education consultant focusing on school improvement.  She is an experienced and effective education leader with high aspirations for children and young people, particularly those with high levels of deprivation who experience many barriers to learning and achievement.  Anne originally trained as an English and drama teacher, has worked as a head of department, an advisor and inspector, and in a number of senior local authority positions, most recently as Head of Learning Transformation in the London Borough of Newham.  Anne has a proven track record in implementing change and fostering good practice to raise attainment in inner city schools. She has a high level of interpersonal skills and is a sensitive and effective coach.

Secondary head of department: “Working with Anne as my coach has really helped my confidence grow and my team now see me as a much more credible leader. Changes in my department are definitely having an impact.”

Lynda and Anne

Lynda and Anne have delivered action learning programmes in individual schools, in school partnerships and in local authorities.  They also specialise in organising action learning programmes for women teachers and school leaders.

John Bayley

careerJohn works as a teacher trainer and consultant in schools. He has a unique ability to relate to teachers, school staff and managers; he is able to gain a quick understanding of underlying dilemmas and develop solutions to difficulties in partnership with school staff and students.

John’s training days typically focus on classroom engagement. They are based on careful prior discussion and investigation and always involve staff sharing good practice with one another.  His consultancy methods are built around solution-focused approaches and action-learning methodology.  When acting as a consultant John is able to call on the support of a range of leading educationalists.

John has been involved in education for 40 years.  During that time he was worked as a teacher, a lecturer, a manager and a trainer as well as acting as a consultant to a wide range of schools, local authorities and school support agencies.   OFSTED described his leadership of Southwark’s Pupil Referral Unit as ‘outstanding’ and ‘inspirational’.   John was responsible for reconfiguring the influential Assertive Discipline training videos for British schools and he has continued to influence thousands of teachers through his popular Teachers’ Television programmes, ‘Teaching with Bayley’.  He is the co-author of a handbook on training teachers in behaviour management.



A brilliant and versatile trainer. I have no hesitation in recommending John Bayley. His particular strength is classroom management and he has helped turn around our student’s behaviour. He has also trained our prefects, Big Sisters and those girls involved in our Student Voice programme. His delivery is highly engaging both staff and students look forward to CPD days with John.

Catharine Loxton
Principal, Harris Academy Bermondsey
55 Southwark Park Road
London SE16 3TZ
Telephone: 020 72379316

‘Anne Seeley and Lynda Haddock made a real difference to senior and middle leaders at Sydenham School in 2015. Through a series of action learning sets they helped the leaders to focus on some pressing educational issues such as improving the quality of teaching and learning and supporting the most vulnerable students to achieve through raising expectations and aspiration. Staff feedback was very positive and as the Headteacher at the time I would recommend Anne and Lynda to schools for focused and targeted work on solving complex challenges in a way that places responsibility on the participating individuals.’   Carolyn Unsted

‘Thank you Lynda for showing us a such a useful technique and for being so calm, patient and warm with us.  This was a completely new technique for me and I’ve so enjoyed it.  I’m really glad we’re gong to continue – it’s a testament to your way of showing us how to go about it.’  Action -learning set participant

‘Thank you so much Lynda for the gentle and solid way you have led our group.  I think it’s a skill of great leadership to let others find their wings and make that look effortless – and you did that.’  Action-learning set participant

‘I’m glad to have had the coaching sessions Anne – I’ve developed as a manager. It’s been good to have space to talk through my story with the team. I wonder if what you’ve done is help me find out what I knew but didn’t know that I knew! My focus can be more on the future and developing a good service.’ Local government manager