Our Core Beliefs

The core beliefs of our federation provide the foundation of how we work as a group of schools. They are key in everything we do and when you visit one of our schools you will see these come to life in every classroom that you visit and as you walk around school.


Family

Family is very important to our federation. Like every family we want our children to feel safe and secure. In our family we care for each other and hope, dream, learn and play together. We are part of our own school family but also a wider federation family. All stakeholders areimportant to our family and we work together to achieve the very best for our children. We believe in strong family values andwant everyone in the federation to feel loved and that they belong. A sense of belonging empowers everyone.


Integrity

Integrity to us means ‘doing the right thing when nobody is watching.’ Trust and respect are key values to us and are inherent in everything that we do in our schools and as a federation. We expect everyone in our federation to maintain high standards in all that they do. To have integrity you have to be committed, courageous, honest, disciplined and resilient.


Teamwork

Teamwork to us is crucial. We truly believe that we are stronger together which is why we have entered into this federation. Sharing ideas or excellent practice, supporting our friends to overcome hurdles and achieve greater things give us great satisfaction. We are proud of each other and our achievements rely on one another and understand that everyone has a part to play in our success. Teamwork creates synergy and we believe that when we work together the effect is greater than the sum of our individual parts. Being part of a team empowers all team members.


Success

Success to us means every child and member of staff fulfilling their potential. We will not put a ceiling on what can be achieved and we strive for everyone in our federation to ‘be the best they can be.’ Our focu s is relentlessly placed on ‘whatever it takes’ to make a difference to a child.

Academic success is important to us but only a part of education here. Providing the best possible opportunities for children in Science, the Arts, Physical Education, Modern Foreign Languages, Humanities and other subjects is just as important to us. We want all our children to be inquisitive, confident, happy learners and wish to bring the very best out of everyone. We will celebrate all our successes at every opportunity and look to encourage all of our team.

The Richardson Express Launch

08 Jun 2022

Richardson Endowed Primary had a day to remember last week when they held the grand opening of the Richardson Express. It was launched as Sir David Carter cut the ribbon and there was a brilliant turn...

Governance Networking

08 Jun 2022

  Embark Federation held their first governance networking event which was a great success. It was a chance for our local governors to network with each other and have some excellent input fro...

Library launch at Horsley Woodhouse Primary

29 Apr 2022

Our Trust Leader Matthew Crawford has paid a special visit to Horsley Woodhouse Primary School today to open their brand-new Library space. The launch of the new library has a primary focus of &lsquo...

Richardson Endowed Primary Singing Spectacular!

29 Apr 2022

Richardson Endowed Singing Spectacular!!   On Wednesday evening Richardson Endowed Primary School put on an incredible concert for our families, staff and children. The Richardson Choir had put...

Think Ocean

29 Apr 2022

Embark Federation have hosted a very important meeting this evening at our offices. Hugo Valdes-Vera was here to present on a topic that we very much support. Think Ocean is a company who are strivin...

Optimus Summit and the Bett Show

26 Apr 2022

Our Trust Leader Matthew Crawford was representing Embark Federation as a guest Keynote Speaker at the Optimus Conference on Growing and Developing a Trust. Mr Crawford was sharing context from our tr...

Embark Awards 2021

26 Apr 2022

Embark Awards 2021 Embark Federation celebrated 108 of our children’s achievements during lockdown with our first ever Embark Awards evening. This brought together children and their families f...

Celebration of Culture 2022

26 Apr 2022

Thursday 24th March Embark and 30 of our children from Richardson Endowed Primary School took a trip to Leicester Tigers Rugby Club to perform at the East Midlands Chambers Celebration of Culture even...

Reading with Rosie!

22 Apr 2021

Embark’s Fundraising and Events Manager Rosie Mclaughlin started recording a daily story to keep pupils entertained during the second lockdown. Rosie wanted to do something that would help her t...

Christmas isn't cancelled at Embark!

22 Apr 2021

Embark arranged a special treat for all our schools called ‘Christmas isn't cancelled for Embark schools!’ As part of that we arranged licences for all our children to...