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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.

Vision
To create 'stand out' schools at the heart of their community.

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...