Local Governors play an important role in our trust.

We have a Chairs Network who meet each half term led by our chair of trustees and National Leader of Governance, Sarah Armitage.

Communication is very important and at each meeting of Local Governors there is a standard item to report things discussed that are important for the trust to know and at each board meeting there is also a standing item on the agenda for anything important to report back. 

Our latest governance structure can be accessed below:


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The Ultimate West End Day Trip!

03 Dec 2019

On Wednesday 13th November, Embark Federation ‘embarked’ on a trip of a lifetime for 42 of our children across 7 of our schools. After an early start of 6:30am from Derby, we travelled to...

Hot House Jazz Day!

03 Dec 2019

Please see below a press release following our day with Hot House: Over 100 children from Bondholder Embark Federation, came together earlier this month to work with the inspirational Jon Eno and his...

Embark Art Day 2019

08 Jul 2019

70 children from across our Embark schools came together this week for a fabulous Art Day.   They were so excited by the opportunity to work with the brilliant artist Sophie Edwards and the amaz...

Leigh Timmis' Tales Inspire Kilburn Junior

03 Jun 2019

Round the World cyclist, World Record holder, Adventurer and friend of Kilburn Junior School, Leigh Timmis, visited us today, captivating pupils, parents and staff with tales of his accomplishments an...

EMBARK Pupils Make History

13 May 2019

Pupils from four of our Academy Schools, Kilburn Junior, Horsley Woodhouse Primary, Howitt  Primary and Smalley Richardson Primary made history today when they planted the first of 250,000 trees...

West End Stars Visit

13 Apr 2019

Tuesday 9th April is a day that will live long in the memory for 70 children from Embark Federation, a trust of 7 schools across Derbyshire. Two stars from the West End, Victoria Farley and Sophie Isa...

Heath Dance Tour Of Embark Schools

20 Mar 2019

It was a real privilege today to accompany 11 children from Heath Primary visiting 5 of our schools. They performed a stunning dance with an anti-bullying theme which finished with the key message of...

Messy Play Fun at Aldercar!

11 Mar 2019

Children attending the Nursery at Aldercar have been having great fun in recent weeks doing 'Messy Play.' Enjoy the pictures below:

Internet Safety at Howitt

05 Mar 2019

We are proud to say that we took part in Safer Internet Day at Howitt again this year. All classes got involved by sharing their ideas on how to work together for a better internet. Our Digital Leader...

Lego Robotics at Horsley Woodhouse!

04 Mar 2019

Class 4 have had 2 exciting events recently. In January, we had a visit from Junior STEM who delivered a Lego Robotics workshop. The children learned how to programme Lego models and wrote algorithms...

MP Nigel Mills visits Kilburn Juniors

01 Mar 2019

The local Member of Parliament for Amber Valley, Nigel Mills, visited Kilburn Junior School this morning to spend time with children in the Nurture room. He was really complimentary of the support giv...

Embark Conference 2018

17 Dec 2018

We were delighted to host our inaugral conference for staff earlier this month. 150 staff from the 7 schools came together at Pride Park stadium which was the first time we had all been together as a...

Arts Week 2019 at Heath Primary

The children at Heath Primary School have had a great time participating in our annual Arts Week this year. They have taken part in five different workshops; Lantern Making, Poetry, Music, Dance and P...

UK National Competition Winner at Howitt

Well done to Ebony, in Year 5 at Howitt Primary Community School, for becoming the winner of the Collins Big Cat Books writing competition for the whole of the United Kingdom. We are so proud of her a...

Kilburn Girls Victorious

Kilburn Junior's Year 3 and 4 girls were victorious in today's Derby County Ladies Football Tournament, lifting the trophy for the second year running. The team scored 30 goals in total and only conce...