Bumped Head - Parental Information

We now have a new procedure in place for head bumps

  • Any pupil who suffers a head bump will be issued with a "red bumped head wristband". I Bumped My Head Today First Aid Health Safety Primary School Wristbands X 10 - Picture 1 of 6
  • This will make it visible to all school staff that a head bump has occurred
  • A wristband will be given to any child who has presented to a first aider with a bump to any part of their body from the neck upwards (including eyes, ears, nose, lips etc).
  • The wristband notifies you that one of our First Aiders looked after and assessed your child and at the time it was not thought necessary to refer him/her for further attention. NET 6: Date and Time Structures
  • The wristband will have the date and time of the incident.
  • Parents will also receive a text from the school informing them that their child has bumped their head.
  • Children will be told that this band must remain on their wrist until they get home to show parents/carers, including if they attend an after school club.  
  • Our current bumped head letter will not be sent home but is available for parents to view below with advice following a bumped head.

However, in rare circumstances, symptoms can develop up to 24 hours after the injury.  Should any of the following conditions occur please refer the child to a doctor, preferably at the local A&E Department:-

  • Severe headache (persistent)
  • Does not like bright light
  • Vomits
  • Dizzy, double or blurred vision
  • Becomes disorientated or confused or unable to remember the recent past
  • Their conscious level changes