Interested in Joining Us?

We welcome contact from schools that are interested in joining us. In fact, that is how we have established our trust, through conversations. We have never approached a school or tried to sell our trust or force ourselves upon anyone. As a trust we are only interested in schools that really want to work with us and shares our values. All of our schools have joined based on a set of shared core beliefs.

How does the process work?

In the first instance we would be happy to come and have an informal discussion about how our trust operates and what this means for our schools. If you would then like further information or to arrange a more formal meeting, then we would be happy to do so.

Each approach will be discussed and considered by our trustees. If they feel there is a possibility to join our trust at this stage a due diligence on each school is undertaken. Throughout the whole process there is a chance for the school and trust to gauge whether this is a relationship that could work and a good fit.

If all parties agree that the correct outcome is for the school to join the trust, then a full consultation period will begin including all stakeholders. The trust will spend a day in school for a consultation day and meet parents, governors and staff.

Finally, the school will apply for an Academy order once governors have made a final decision. The trust will support schools throughout each stage.

Heath Primary Embark Award Winners!

23 Mar 2023

Matthew Crawford our Trust Leader paid a special visit to Heath Primary School last week to present some of the children with their bronze silver...

World Book Week 2023

23 Mar 2023

World Book Week was a fantastic week for all the pupils from Embark Federation got to experience and take part in some fantastic workshops with...

Reading with Rosie at William Rhodes Primary School

23 Mar 2023

Rosie McLaughlin our Fundraising and Events lead visited William Rhodes Primary for world book week where she read a selection of exciting books...

House of Lords

27 Jan 2023

Our Trust Leader Matthew Crawford was asked to attend the launch of a pamphlet called 'Starting With Why' by The Confederation of School Trusts...

Aldercar High Careers Fair

20 Dec 2022

Aldercar High School held their very first Careers Fair in the history of the school this month and it was a huge success.
It created a real...


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Pioneer Trust Conference

20 Dec 2022

Our Trust Leader Matthew Crawford was asked to speak at a conference for the Pioneer Trust alongside Sir David Carter who is the former National...

Dame Alison Peacock Visit

20 Dec 2022

We had a wonderful two-day visit from Dame Alison Peacock The CEO of the Chartered College of teaching. Alison met our Trust Leader Matthew Crawford...

Sharing the Embark story...

20 Dec 2022

Our Trust Leader Matthew Crawford has been busy sharing the Embark Federation story at four national conferences in the recent weeks for Convenzis,...

Anthony Kessel visit

20 Dec 2022

Anthony Kessel is the NHS Clinical Director and also a renowned children’s author.
He very kindly paid a visit to the year 7 and 8s at...