Outside Agencies

Mental Health and Well-being

Take a look at CAMHS website which was created for young people, carers and professionals to pull together lots of helpful resources from across the internet that are available to help support mental health and well-being https://www.camhs-resources.co.uk/ This has been updated especially to help children during the pandemic.

Speech and Language Therapy

At the Bentley Federation, we value the importance of developing children's speech and language and therefore buy into a traded service. That means that at King Charles, our speech therapist (Chloe) works closely with us. Usually, she visit us every fortnight, however, Chloe is currently coming in to support children from Nursery to Year 6 every week. Chloe can be contacted on Wednesdays. Please visit their website for more information: https://link.walsall.gov.uk/Traded-Services/Education-Learning/Walsall-NHS-Speech-and-Language-Therapy-Service

Educational Psychology

Again, as a school we buy into this traded service and our Educational Psychologist is Lewis Field. He provides advice to support the development, learning and well-being of young people. Also, when an Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP) has been applied for, an EP (not necessarily, Lewis) will come into school to assess the child as part of the process. For more information on what their service offers, please visit their website: https://www.wcld.co.uk/kb5/walsall/asch/service.page?id=7KERp6lsmB4

Cadmus Inclusive

We buy into this traded service and are visited regularly by Beccie Hawes. She not only works with children but also provides training to staff. Staff have received training on 'Lego Therapy', 'Supporting Children with Working Memory Difficulties', 'How Sensory Needs Effect Behaviour' and 'Autism'. For more information on what the service offers, please visit their website: https://www.cadmusservices.co.uk/

Other Outside Agencies

Occupational Therapy (OT)

Children’s Occupational Therapy Team offers a service to children with identified co-ordination and/or fine motor difficulties that are clearly impacting upon function at home or school and cannot be attributed to their level of learning. Also for children with a physical disability within mainstream school where the physical disability is affecting function. This is a service which the school can refer your child to if you have any concerns. To find out more information, please visit their website: https://www.wcld.co.uk/kb5/walsall/asch/service.page?id=L8hJVtp92v0

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

This is a multi agency and multi disciplinary service specialising in the assessment and treatment of moderate to severe mental health difficulties that children and young people experience. If you have concerns about your child's mental health, please contact your GP. More information can be found on their website: https://www.wcld.co.uk/kb5/walsall/asch/service.page?id=tRLKj1HRx6c

School Nursing Service (School Health)

The school or your GP can refer you to School Health. They offer a range of courses to support you as a parent as well as your child. The current courses available are; 'Adult Resilience', 'Cygnet', 'Triple P Parenting', 'Fun Friends', 'Friends for Life', 'Anger Management' and 'SA Parenting Group'. For further information on these, please ask Miss Ellis or Miss Rolph, speak to your GP or click on the website link below. The School Nursing Service also help with a range other needs such a behaviour, healthy eating, general health etc. In some instances, the service may do a full health assessment of your child and then refer them to other professionals who may be better suited to supporting them and the family such as a paediatrician. Our current School Nurse is Diane Evans. Information about how to contact her can be found in the school office.


Other Support Available

Walsall Information, Advice and Support Service

Free, impartial, confidential information, advice and guidance for parents/carers of children with SEN.


Autism - Autism West Midlands

Advice, information and training for parents as well as events and groups for children can be found at Autism West Midlands:


ADHD/Mental Health - Young Minds

Young Minds are leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges. We’re here to make sure they get the best possible mental health support and have the resilience to overcome life’s difficulties.


Dyslexia - British Dyslexia Association

As a parent or carer for a child with dyslexia, you want to provide the best possible support for them. The information contained on this website looks at indicators of specific learning difficulties, as well as supporting your child both at home and within the education system to ensure that they achieve the best possible outcomes.


Dyspraxia - Dyspraxia Foundation

Offers help and advice to people with dyspraxia, parents, carers, and families about or on the subject of dyspraxia.