My son went on a school trip abroad this week and when i went to pick him up from the coach, I found his face including his eye area all swollen, blotched and dry with skin peeling. When I saw him I did not recognise him at all, so at the time I thought “that’s not my son” proving how serious this was.
During pick up none of the teachers addressed what had happened to my sons face, no one contacted me DURING the trip and even up till now I have STILL not received any reasoning whatsoever. My son needed serious medical attention the first instance his face was identified by the teachers, there is NO chance they could have possibly missed it. Due to my poor level of spoken English (hence my daughter is writing this), I asked my friend to kindly come with me to speak to the headteacher regarding this matter. When we confronted the headteacher (bear in mind the children were dropped of around 6.35pm) outside the school gates, he cheekily smirked and replied its (7.00pm) and quickly ran off into the school giving us no explanation.
I went to the doctors last night with my son and she told us he must have had a possible allergic reaction and needs to go through some test via the hospital. She prescribed him some creams to help reduce the swollen face which is helping.
I am extremely shocked that the school did not contact me to let me know of my sons swollen and blotched face. How can a school do this? Teachers have a duty of care, and in this case it was disregarded. I can’t believe this has happened, right now my son has isolated himself in his room and was crying all night yesterday. He didn’t receive the help and support he needed, he’s only 11!
I have sent an email to the headteacher and the governor board detailing everything that has happened, including a possible breach of neglect.
If anyone of you could give me some advice then it would be dearly appreciated.
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