Pakefield High School

Teaching and Learning

 Our primary aim is that all pupils develop flexible, life-long learning skills that can be applied in different situations so that pupils:

  • See the value of learning, and develop their knowledge, skills and understanding through curiosity to know more.
  • Learn to be adaptable, to solve problems in a variety of situations, to work independently and as members of a team.
  • Develop the ability to make reasoned judgements and choices, based on interpretation and evaluation of relevant information from a variety of sources.
  • Develop creativity and use imagination to explore ideas and ask questions. 
  • Be reflective by evaluating their learning and progress, and set targets for their own success.
  • Be able to self-manage through taking responsibility for their own actions and having a proactive attitude.
  • Be confident in tackling new types of learning, and have openness to new ideas.
  • Be confident communicators, able to explain ideas and thoughts with a variety of audiences.
  • Develop tolerance, respect and appreciation of the feelings and capabilities of others.
  • Acquire a set of moral values, such as honesty, sincerity, personal responsibility, on which to base their own behaviour.


To achieve this the School aims to:

  • Set high expectations and aspirations.
  • Provide a rich, purposeful and varied learning environment that allows all children to develop their skills and abilities to their full potential.
  • Provide a broad and balanced curriculum which is stimulating, dynamic and flexible.
  • Build on pupils’ prior experiences, skills, knowledge and learning.
  • Provide opportunities for pupils to celebrate success and achievement and for these to be rewarded.
  • Ensure equal opportunities are provided to meet the individual learning needs of each pupil.
  • Engage parents/carers in the crucial role of supporting their children’s learning.