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Teaching & Learning at Pakefield


LiFE Curriculum at Pakefield High School


Our LIFE Programme at Pakefield is our PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education) programme which also incorporates all of the RSE (Relationships and Sex Education) elements that are statutory, alongside important topics such as healthy lifestyles, financial literacy and careers. The aim of the programme is to equip our young people with the skills needed to be successful and well-rounded members of society, who thrive in life both inside and outside of school.

We use quality assured resources in lessons from the PSHE Association to aid the delivery of our bespoke curriculum, with lessons tailored to the need of our pupils at Pakefield High School. Students will progress through three topics 'Sex and Relationships', Living in the Wider World' and 'Health and Wellbeing', with content getting progressively more in-depth as they develop through secondary school. 

Whilst LIFE/PSHE lessons are provided for students on a fortnightly basis, we have a core focus on personal development with a Form Time Programme specifically tailored to each year group, supporting the delivery of the PSHE and Citizenship curriculum, with small bitesize chunks delivered weekly by form tutors. Moreover, we have a bespoke Assembly Programme which is centralised around topical weeks throughout the year, with opportunities for students to hear from external visitors to enhance their learning across a variety of topics linking to the PSHE curriculum. 

Miss Willingham (Head of RSHE)

LIFE Curriculum Intent - Parent Copy

LIFE Curriculum 2023-2024

Form Time PSHE&C Programme

Useful information for parents / carers to support your child at home

The PSHE Association

The PSHE Association is a national association for PSHE education professionals. Providing members with dedicated support, resources, training & guidance.

They have a  whole part of their website designated to helping parents with PSHE topics, talking to your young people about PSHE topics and offering guidance and support.


Safety Online



This is a great website for advice for parents and carers about all things online, things your young people might be exposed to, how to keep them safe and how to talk to them about issues surrounding online situations.

As well as having a huge amount of useful information they also have a parent and carer tool kit which can be downloaded to help; https://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers/parent-and-carer-toolkit


Mental health

YoungMinds - children and young people's mental health charity


Young minds is a brilliant mental health charity. They offer advice and support with any mental health concern and have a specific area for parents; https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/.

They also have a parents helpline which offers three different services to parents and carers who are concerned about their child’s mental health, up to the age of 25. Here you can find out more about Parents Helpline, email service and webchat; https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/parents-helpline/

They also have a parents survival guide; https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/parents-survival-guide/




They are an organisation which offers information and support for the LGBT communicates and their allies. They have loads of useful information and resources. Particularly about how to approach your young person coming out.


They also have an information service – Freephone 0800 0502020 liens are open 9.30-4.30 Monday to Friday.

Information sent home

Please click here to see the presentation given out at the RSHE consultation evening on Thursday 13th July 2021

Pakefiled High School

Pakefield High School

Our mission is to ensure that every student has interesting and varied learning experiences and makes the best possible progress in developing their skills, knowledge and understanding. We seek to instil in our students a love of life-long learning, a strong sense of community service and a good understanding of society that will help them prepare for higher education and the world of work. We support our students to develop as well-rounded, mature and confident young adults ready to take up their place in society.

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The Clarion Corvus Trust is a multi-academy and primary school Trust in the East of England. We aspire to excellence in all aspects of our practice. Mutual support, collaboration and challenge are key to our success. Raising standards for teaching and learning is at the core of all we do; providing students, pupils and staff with the opportunity to thrive, flourish and excel. This is a common vision for all our academies, no matter what their setting, context or circumstances.

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