You really don't need a secondary for an english pale. As for your racking method, its vital that you don't splash the fermented beer as this will oxidize it. For this reason, using a siphon (auto siphon or just the old school method) is very important, or if you're going to use the tap, attach a hose to it so that it flows into whatever you're transferring it into without splashing. I agree with 3-4 week primary, I wouldn't even consider taking gravity readings before about 2 weeks into fermentation. Give it time and it will clear up plenty, although some haze is normal (especially before you've really nailed down all the processes such as cold crashing).
Primary: English Gold
Secondary: 2013 Dark Stock (on oak), Wee Heavy on oak
Bottled: Sir Suspicious Oatmeal Stout, Victorious Brown Ale, Wee Rambunctious Scotch/Belgian Hybrid