The school runs with experienced Heads of Year who are supported by Year Managers. Students are registered in Year Group forms where their pastoral and academic progress is monitored and supported.
Students are placed in appropriate form groups suitable to their needs, usually with at least one friend. Many teaching groups are set according to ability. We review form and student groupings on a regular basis to ensure that each student has the best possible environment for achieving his or her best.
Siddal Moor is proud of the support and guidance we offer all students. Child safety and the best interests of our students are at the heart of everything we do.
In order for students to maximise their achievement by performing to their best ability, we have strong and responsive systems to assist, guide and safeguard all our children. Heads of Year teams lead teams of dedicated Form Tutors who support, encourage and guide students through the many choices and challenges they face during secondary school.
Students are encouraged to offer their views on life at Siddal Moor and how the school might change and develop in the future. House Council meetings allow representatives from all year groups to meet and discuss student-related matters. We make use of questionnaires to seek students' views on wholeschool issues.
Students are consulted on matters relating to the school environment, teaching and learning, and charity-related issues. We are very keen to encourage students to feel that they belong and that they are listened to.