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 Ormskrik 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 Kennedy||Welfare Assistant|
|Mr Asgharyzadegan||Pastoral Behaviour Manager|
|Mrs Connelly||Pastoral Behaviour Manager|
|Miss Haury||Pastoral Behaviour Manager|
|Miss Hawkins||Pastoral Admin Assistant|
|Mrs Hyland||Pastoral Behaviour Deputy Team Leader|
|Mr James||Pastoral Behaviour Manager|
|Mrs Johnston||Attendance Manager|
|Mrs Oldfield||Pastoral Behaviour Manager|
|Mrs Reynolds||6th Form Pastoral Support Manager|
|Miss White||Pastoral Behaviour Manager|
|Mrs Wright||Attendance Officer|