During the first week of school a “lice mother” checks every pupil and students found with head lice are sent home.
"There'll be a Whatsapp group and you'll get a text to say the lice check is on Wednesday, for example, and can all parents check their children. If you volunteer with the school, there'll be a workshop to teach you what to check for," mother-of-one Sinead Hewson told the Independent.
"If lice or nits are found, the parents are informed by the school to immediately collect the child and treat for lice. It's part of the school routine."
Children are not shamed and their names aren’t revealed.
Importantly, Sinead said there is no stigma surrounding children and head lice. If an infestation is discovered, it’s dealt with without a fuss.