Focus On Behaviour Change in Schools

6th October
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The Albion Foundation run a number of programmes supporting schools who require support for pupils with behavioural issues. These programmes are designed to address the root cause of challenging behaviours, supporting pupils to develop and get the most out of their school experience. 

The Issue 

There are around 8,000 pupils with Special Education Needs (SEN) needs in our local region. We help support behavioural challenges beyond SEN too, helping children whose behaviour is damaging their education. Pupils in Sandwell are 61% more likely to be temporarily or permanently excluded compared to the national average. 

Behavioural issues can have an impact on all school children as classes are disruptive, but for pupils struggling personally with these challenges, the impact can be far-reaching with limited qualifications affecting their employability and long-term prospects. 

Our Solution 

Our programmes help to address the behaviour that may result in an exclusion and give these children a better start in life. 

In the last year alone we have supported over 450 children in schools across Sandwell, with our staff delivering over 110 hours of support per week. 

Of the pupils we have worked with, 85% reported an increase in their confidence and 85% demonstrated an improved attitude following our work with them. 

Why we need your help 

Our Behavioural Change programmes are available to schools and pupils, and the more funding we can source, the more hours we can deliver in schools to suit different needs. A donation of £25 will cover the cost of a one-hour session supporting a local child.

Get Involved 

If you are teaching at a school and would like to know more about how we can help in this area please contact


Physical Education (PE) is a brilliant method for children to keep active and develop physically, but it’s also a great way for children to build social skills and learn to express themselves.

Riley, a Year One student at Eaton Valley Primary School, has selective mutism and was initially very shy and withdrawn when at school, with little language used and teachers unsure if he could have a conversation.

After 10 months of participating in the Premier League Primary Stars programme, Riley has made remarkable progress and is now able to speak more with his teachers, form friendships with classmates and participate in PE with a smile on his face.

Read more about Riley and his communication journey here.