King Charles is a two form entry primary school situated in Bentley, Walsall and is part of The Bentley Federation which also consists of Bentley West Primary School and Bentley Children’s Centre.
We are a happy, focused school where children are inspired, engaged and able to learn alongside each other through a curriculum which is contextualised with real-life links. Our pupils wear their uniforms with pride and behave exceptionally well in and around school: treating others with respect and celebrating individual liberty. “Pupils behave well when learning and this is shown by their willingness to work and listen to their teachers. Pupils move around the school sensibly and are very courteous to visitors” Ofsted 2016. As a result, the environment created is safe, stimulating and enables our pupils and staff to flourish.
Everything we do at King Charles is centred around equipping our pupils with the necessary knowledge, skills and experiences to enable them to succeed in the ever changing world. For this to happen, reading must be at the heart of enabling our pupils to access the curriculum. We foster a love of reading, develop the ability to read for pleasure and the knowledge to read for learning. Our school values drive everything that we do, from curriculum to safeguarding, behaviour to extra-curricular clubs: our values are the golden thread that runs through all aspects of school life.
We are able to provide innovative learning opportunities for our children through an Immersive Technology Suite, a Design and Food Technology room, a Forest School and with highly effective use of technology. However, we get the basics right first and enable our children to make strong links based around good knowledge in all areas of the curriculum.
We enjoy welcoming parents and visitors to our school so that they can see first hand, the learning that takes place at King Charles. If you would like to know more about our school, please book an appointment to visit and see the fantastic things happening every day.
Miss K Magner - Principal of the Federation
Mr A O'Neill - Head of School
The Bentley Federation has a comprehensive and robust risk assessment in place to protect our school community during the Covid 19 Pandemic. Click HERE to see the key aspects of our Risk Assessment:
Free flow start and finish times (8.30am-9.15am & 3.00pm – 3.30pm) clear entry/exit routes around school.
Class group bubbles in most year groups.
Seating plans in place for all pupils.
‘Bubble Logs’ kept for easy identification of staff working in a bubble.
Staggered playtimes and lunchtimes for separate bubbles.
Pastoral support for children, parents and staff.
Enhanced cleaning all day
All classes have access to hot & cold lunches, delivered to class bubbles and eaten in the classroom.
All classrooms are fully resourced. Meaning teachers are not sharing resources across bubbles.
Full plans in place for Tier 1 & Tier 2 lockdown eventualities, including use of our home learning strategy through Google Classroom & SeeSaw. Current lesson slides uploaded to the class web page daily.
Focus on Social, Emotional and Mental Health in the classroom. Additional PSHE lessons taking place every day.
Carefully planned return to full curriculum but a focus on Reading, Writing and Maths every day.
Programme of safe & well & learning support calls for pupils and parents in self-isolation.
Limited number of meetings for staff & virtual where possible
Modifications to behaviour policy in light of Covid
Isolation room for suspected Covid cases plus first aid goes to student
PPE, sanitiser/wipes and snuffle station in every room for students and staff
Detailed and regular communication with parents via Parent Hub, newsletter and website