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Teaching & Learning at Pakefield


Pakefield_HS (16)We prioritise reading at Pakefield, as we know that good reading skills will help our students to access the full learning offer we provide. 

Reading allows us to be transported from our own world to another. Between the pages of a book, we can become immersed in the lives of fictional characters and learn about a culture entirely different from our own. We can also learn new words and phrases, experience a range of emotions, and acquire skills and knowledge, including: 

  • Developing empathy- when we read a book, we put ourselves in the story in front of us.
  •  Extensive vocabulary.
  • Higher levels of creativity and imagination. 
  • Increase students' ability to retain information.

Literacy Across the Curriculum

Our Literacy Across the Curriculum framework is focused on the recommendations shared by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) to improve literacy within secondary schools, and is based around the 'Pakefield Pillars'. 

You can see our whole school literacy strategy here. 


ERIC (Everyone reading in Class), take place twice each week in form time. Guided reading, with each tutor group reading the novel they have voted for each term, allows teachers to model what good reading looks like. This is supplemented with questions and discussions about the characters, themes and narratives in the novel. 

Disciplinary Literacy

Disciplinary literacy is defined as the confluence of content knowledge, experiences, and skills merged with the ability to read, write, listen, speak, think critically and perform in a way that is meaningful within the context of a given field.

The Pakefield guide to disciplinary literacy shows what reading looks like in each subject. This means that all teachers, regardless of their subject, are supporting students to read, write and communicate effectively and actively embed this within their subjects.

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.

Our schools

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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