What is PDC? 

PDC stands for Personal Development Centre and is a centre staffed fulltime by a team of non-teaching staff that have many years combined experience working with young people and providing academic and emotional support in a variety of ways. The role of each staff member is to help provide pastoral support and practical support alongside sanctions and behaviour management. PDC always work in close partnership with teachers and the executive ELT team, parents, carers and specialist agencies. PDC is always the first point of contact for parents/carers regarding any concerns or issues. 

What are the aims of the service? 

Our aim is to identify any concerns or issues at the earliest possible opportunity and remove any barriers to learning which may prevent students from reaching their potential. We provide ourselves in knowing our young people well and work alongside teaching staff and HPL's to develop positive relationships with them and their families. 

The Pastoral Support Team at Ormskirk School commonly offers help and support in the following: 

  • Responding quickly as possible to any issues and ensure that difficulties are discussed and resolved in the best possible way
  • Behaviour support and management 
  • Emotional help and guidance 
  • Academic Support 
  • Restorative Approaches 
  • Peer meditation 
  • Links to specialist external agencies when needed
  • Motivational groups 
  • Implementation of behaviour sanctions 
  • Investigating incidents 
  • Meetings with parents and external agencies 
  • Contributions at Ormskirk School meetings as required 

Ormskirk School PDC Team 

Mrs L Roberts
Assistant Head Teacher/ Behaviour Lead
Mrs K Oldfield
PDC Deputy Manager/ Deputy DSL
Mrs J Arrowsmith
Safeguarding and Wellbeing Manager
Mr Asgharyzadegan
Interventions Lead and DSL
Ashley House:
Mr M Millar
Pastoral Behaviour Manager
Mrs B Patterson
House Progress Lead
Pankhurst House:
Mrs J Wright
Pastoral Behaviour Manager
Mrs K Wenham
House Progress Lead
Parks House:
Mrs M Connelly
Pastoral Behaviour Manager
Mr I Todd
House Progress Lead
Roscoe House:
Mr W Roberts
Pastoral Behaviour Manager
Ms A Watts
House Progress Lead
Turing House:
Mr G Flynn
Pastoral Behaviour Manager
D Pearson
House Progress Lead
Mrs A Wilson
Pastoral Admin Assistant
Mrs V Reilly
Pastoral Admin Assistant
Mrs L Wright
Attendance Manager
Mrs K Hawkins
Attendance Officer