Embark working with Church schools

Embark is a multi-academy trust that is very proud to work in partnership with Derby Diocese. Our articles of association are based on the minority model which means that we are able to work with voluntary controlled schools and 25% of our governance at all levels are from the church.

We are committed to ensure that all our church schools keep their distinct Christian character and support them to do this. We are delighted to spread this ethos throughout the trust.

Our School Improvement lead, Philip Searson, is an experienced headteacher in a church school and will ensure all our church schools retain and strengthen their distinctly Christian character through both worship and embedding the Church of England Christian values. The school he leads has been an outstanding church school since 2017. Philip will work very closely with any church schools within the trust to provide support with regard to improvement targets working towards SIAMS inspection.

Our chief executive is also committed to the Christian faith and is an active member of All Saints Church, Breadsall and sits on the PCC committee.

Our core beliefs are Family, Integrity, Teamwork and Success and we very much welcome schools from the church family into our trust who share our values.

The trust will involve the Diocese in any key leadership appointments of church schools.

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

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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

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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...