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aibuofsted Mon 23-Nov-20 19:23:40

No calls
I collected my son like this
It's his worst wound ever
He hurt his chin on the same toy last week

My son said he cried for me
School told him only if you go to hospitals

I got shown a form at collection time

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Skysblue Wed 25-Nov-20 23:11:54

Primary school called me twice over the last couple of years to say “your son has had a bump to his head and is absolutely fine but it is policy to let you know immediately about any knocks to the head.”

Ask for a written copy of their policy and yes raise with ofsted.

FusspotsMum Wed 25-Nov-20 07:34:46

Check this yourself but I thought it was best to keep graze wounds moist (with something like savlon or silicon over the top) for faster healing and scar prevention. There’s every chance it will leave nothing though!

CommanderBurnham Tue 24-Nov-20 21:04:24

Complaint aside, please get that looked at and at least diagnosed as a burn. It may need dressing and at least it will documented in his medical records should you decide to pursue a complaint later.

Wildwitchofthewest Tue 24-Nov-20 14:48:28

Really you shouldn't drop this
P. S. Arnica cream on an open friction burn wound is not a good idea.

mooncakes Tue 24-Nov-20 13:29:53

If the accident was reasonable (no negligence) and they followed the correct protocol eg filling in an accident form, informing you on collection - then it's not an Ofsted issue.

If you would prefer in future that they call you before collection if your child hurts themselves at school, that's a reasonable request and one you can just bring up with the Head.

aibuofsted Tue 24-Nov-20 13:03:04

Hi all

I have asked for the thread to be deleted as some people have pointed out about my sons face

I spoke to the deputy today and the TA who has the class atm checked that I had spoken to her

I'm not a confrontational person At the best of times so
I just let it go
I know she didn't want it to happen

I'm just upset how it was handled

I've slathered him in arnica

When he gets home I will anti septic cream him

I didn't want to cover it because I want it to be dry as poss for healing

Thank you so much for your concern

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Thirtyrock39 Tue 24-Nov-20 08:29:25

I'm pretty sure this is a school aged child not a nursery so talk of managers, moving nurseries and cctv isn't really relevant .

inappropriateraspberry Tue 24-Nov-20 08:06:02

I wouldn't have expected a call unless he was distressed or it was an open wound that needed treatment. He probably did want his mummy when it happened, but then felt better and carried in playing! I'm sure the staff would have kept a close eye on him for the rest of the day and contacted you if anything changed.
It looks sore, but not really 'treatable' apart from some magic cream and a cuddle!
I would, however, raise concerns about the toy that the injury came from.

MiddleClassMother Tue 24-Nov-20 08:02:17

Poor guy, he's beautiful OP. Do you know what actually caused the injury? If this isn't the first time he's been injured by the toy it doesn't sound fit for purpose. YANBU, but go through the school before you contest OFSTED. I'd probably move nurseries too x

aibuofsted Tue 24-Nov-20 07:58:32

I will speak to the head today

I didn't know who to speak to I haven't looked at any policy yet
Someone I know mentioned Ofsted but I didn't know who to speak to

I will start by talking to the office on the phone

My poor poppet

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bluebellscorner Mon 23-Nov-20 23:40:40

He is gorgeous!

YANBU, I would definitely have expected a call from the nursery/school.

When this has healed over, perhaps try Neals Yard rosehip oil to prevent scarring? My DD had a nasty fall when she was little, had to go under general and got 12 stitches to the face. The reship oil was recommended to us.

Oodlesofnoodles20 Mon 23-Nov-20 23:12:45

Aw bless his little gorgeous chops. That looks nasty, I’d expect a phonecall. Actually I’ve had a call for less than that.

Cocomarine Mon 23-Nov-20 23:02:13

I wouldn’t expect to be called for that. Even if my child asked for me - kids ask for their parents over much more minor injuries, as long as the staff can soothe them quickly, it’s fine. At my nursery, I would expect to have been told immediately on arrival, “now Charlie has properly been in the wars today... there’s a form in his bag of course, but let me just talk you through what happened...”

FusspotsMum Mon 23-Nov-20 22:56:21

Do the staff not have common sense or kids of their own to call you, even just out of courtesy, to prepare you emotionally for pickup. Anything on the face will make you wonder if it will scar, looks like they have gone ahead and made the decision how to clean the wound and whether to remove any dead skin when what they do immediately can have an effect? Definitely ask if an adult saw exactly what happened, I’d be tempted to ask to see the toy.

Toddlerteaplease Mon 23-Nov-20 22:41:20

I'm a nurse and my first thought a was a burn/ friction mark.

Wildwitchofthewest Mon 23-Nov-20 22:26:26

And take him to the doctor and document the concerns. Do they have cctv? Demand the nursery looks at the video.

Wildwitchofthewest Mon 23-Nov-20 22:21:28

That looks like a carpet burn on his face. I would be ringing nspcc for advice.

nimbuscloud Mon 23-Nov-20 22:20:54

That’s very sore looking

Dita73 Mon 23-Nov-20 22:11:25

What the hell were they letting him play with?! A bloody cheese grater?! I don’t know about ofsted but I’d be down there in the morning to let them know my feelings about it

StirUp Mon 23-Nov-20 22:10:45

OP, please ask MNHQ to take the pictures of your son down. They absolutely shouldn't be on the internet for all to see. If need be, just post a photo of the injury - but please don't identify your child.

frumpety Mon 23-Nov-20 22:03:36

Fortunately he looks quite happy now, bless him smile

I remember picking up DS1 from school and the teacher hiding him behind her before she explained the 'incident' where another child had gouged 3 tramlines out of his cheek with their fingernails , DS1 had bitten the child so no innocent parties, took 6 months for the scaring to fade ! I felt sorry for the other Mother as you could see her checking his face every week for signs of improvement.

Honestly OP, your little boy will come up with new and ingenious ways of injuring himself over the years, it's awful when it happens, its actually worse when you are there, in a way. It is a shock to the system every time. smile

Rockbird Mon 23-Nov-20 21:58:14

Beautiful boy OP.

It's not technically a head wound so a phone call isn't strictly necessary if you go by the book. However, given the fact that it's a nasty looking injury you definitely should have received a call. Even if they didn't think it was serious, any injury like that, that would shock a parent when they see it should be reported to them before pick up.

I hope he's ok. It looks very sore.

PeggyPorschen Mon 23-Nov-20 21:52:16

Absolutely unacceptable

You should at least have been called immediately. Even my kids primary school (KS1 AND Ks2) would call us about something like that. It's what any parent would reasonably expect.

The lack of care of the injury is shocking.

Accidents do happen, you need more details on what and why, but regardless, an immediate action is expected.

I hope he's ok and heals well.

Ace1185 Mon 23-Nov-20 21:20:01

The nursery I work in classes any injury above the shoulder as a heaf injury and we must phone parents. This includes scratches, bumps, scrapes, being hit etc

purplecorkheart Mon 23-Nov-20 21:10:58

Ouch your poor little fella. To me it looks like a friction burn (I got a bad friction burn as a kid and it looks very similar). I find it hard to see how a toy could have cause that.

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