Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care

Guidance and Counselling

A comprehensive Career Guidance and Counselling service is available to all students at Enniscorthy Vocational College. Counselling helps students to grow in self-knowledge and self-esteem by providing them with the relevant information to make constructive life choices and future plans. The Guidance Counsellors help the students to recognise the range of alternatives available to them following the completion of the Leaving Certificate or a Post Leaving Certificate course.

The aims of the Guidance programme are as follows:


  • Overcome any information deficit on careers/education.
  • Foster a sense of personal responsibility for identifying future educational/vocational goals.
  • Assist students with subject choices at various stages in their secondary education.
  • Introduce and foster a process of evaluating realistically, attainable career/higher education goals.
  • Provide experiences that enhance career development and equip students to make a successful transition to the world of work or higher education.

Currently Guidance and Counselling in the school is provided by Ms. Avril Murphy and Ms. Jean Byrne. The Behaviour for Learning Teacher is Mr. Larry O'Toole. 

Class Tutors

Each class in the school is assigned a Class Tutor while each year has a Year Head. The Class Tutor has particular concern for the well-being and academic progress of each student in the class. Teachers act as Class Tutors in an entirely voluntary capacity and in doing so provide a valuable service as part of the pastoral care programme of the school.
The Class Tutor can advise and consult with individual students about their academic progress, general behaviour, appearance and observation of school rules etc. An individual student can consult with the Class Tutor about any school related problem.


Class Tutors 2018/19

1  Pine             Mr. K. Whelan

1  Rowan         Trudy O'Byrne

1  Holly            Fred Nathan

1  Hazel          Sinéad O'Donovan


2 Ash              Natalie Doyle

2 Yew             Aileen Walsh

2 Birch           Ann Marie English

2 Rowan        Bríd Gallagher


3 Hazel         Sarah Walsh

3 Alder         Jessica Doyle

3 Pine          Therese Ryan

3 Oak           Emma Bolger

3 Holly         Tony Sweeney


TY               Trudy Parker

5A               Keith O'Hara

5B              Denis Murphy 

5LA            Paddy Martin


6A              Brian Stack 

6B              Helen O'Brien

6C             Brídín Kelly 

6LA           Conor Dempsey


Year Heads 2018-19

The Year Head on behalf of the school community takes on the role of overseeing the welfare of a year group so that learning, at every level of the person, is supported.

The Year Head will:

  • Monitor lates and absenteeism.
  • Praise and acknowledge student progress.
  • Ensure the year group follow Code of Behaviour.
  • Use appropriate sanctions when required.
  • Facilitate parental contact.
  • Support students at risk; address the needs of vulnerable students.
  • Meet with Class Tutors on a regular basis.
  • Meet with Principal and Deputy Principal to discuss and review issues concerning the year group.
  • Oversee the academic progress of their students.
  • Conduct assemblies on a regular basis.

At the end of each academic year the Year Head moves on with their group right up to sixth year, this allows for continuity and facilitates the formation of strong positive relations between Year Head and students. The Year Heads for the academic year 2018-2019 are as follows:


1st Year Ms. M. Stafford
2nd Year Mr. J. Flynn
3rd Year.  Mr. D. Meehan
Transition Year Mr. L. Maher
5th Year Mr. L. Maher
6th Year  Ms. T. Merriman
LC Applied Ms. Henderson