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.

Reading with Rosie!

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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...

Chatsworth House Partnership

15 Dec 2020

Howitt Primary School and Chaucer Junior School were lucky to experience a fantastic trip to Chatsworth House. Embark's partnership with the Chatsworth Estate and Lord Burlington's has begun with this...

EMBARK Trust Christmas Songs - Dec 2020

14 Dec 2020

Our fabulous @embarkfed family wanted to work together and create a few Christmas videos! Huge thank you @martin_whitemanfor putting these together so skilfully! #family #teamwork Click below to see t...

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...

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03 Jun 2019

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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...