I got home on Friday to see my son (5 years old) wrapped up in bed with severe head ache. He had been playing in the playground and bumped into the climbing frame at school and ended up losing 4 upper teeth. He told my OH that another child had taken him to an adult in the playground but he was simply told to get some tissue to stop the bleeding. This information was not passed on at the end of the day when he was collected by my friend.On Monday, my OH made enquiries and was told, by his teacher, that according to the policy, accident notes are only sent out in reception class or if children have had ‘head injuries'. I personally think such policy is ridiculous. Losing a tooth is already painful, but for a young child to have lost 4, with no pain relief, simply compounds it! And by the way, where is his mouth - on his feet? After school on Monday, we were given a copy of the accident note to say that my son had in fact, reported the matter to the adult on duty. But my question is, why did they make a note of the accident since it was not a ‘high profile' accident? What is the point? Since then, we have been trying to meet or talk with the head teacher to discuss the issue with the hope that the school would review this policy, in light of the accident but we are constantly being fogged off. It makes me wonder what else I will come home to hear given that we will only be contacted if there is a ‘head injury'. I feel deeply let down and so does my son! I know that accidents WILL happen! As a teacher myself, I know I could not even dream of dealing with an accident the way this has been dealt with. Other parents have complained of similar incidents which they have deemed ‘serious' but were clearly not informed because they were not injuries to the head eg one who had also bumped into the same wretched climbing frame and split his lip open. I am not implying that they should inform me if he had broken a nail or something trivial. But as it is, I feel that history will repeat itself here since we are constantly being avoided by those who have the power to make the right change to this absurd policy. I don't think I am being unfair/unreasonable in expecting a note to say, ‘watch me, I have had an accident ....' but if I am, please tell me. Just needed to rant!!!