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".
- 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.
- 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
- Dizzy, double or blurred vision
- Becomes disorientated or confused or unable to remember the recent past
- Their conscious level changes