Welcome Message from the Trust Leader

Matthew Crawford

I would like to extend a warm welcome to our trust website and to Embark Federation. We are a family of 15 schools across Derbyshire who believe that by working together as a team we can create schools that ‘stand out’ at the heart of their communities.

I am exceptionally proud to lead such an incredible team. There is outstanding practice across our schools and we are always looking for opportunities to share that with each other and beyond.

We have 4 core beliefs; Family, Integrity, Teamwork and Success that are central to everything that we do. We have high standards across our schools but want to ensure that the Primary school experience for our children is a magical time. We have created the Embark Award which is part of our commitment to the wider offer for our children.

We also aim to be the employer of choice. We want our staff development to be first class and this forms part of our central offer. We want to help staff that are ambitious and grow their careers to be able to achieve all their hopes and dreams at Embark. We are also committed to staff workload and well-being and were selected for a National Case Study in 2017 to share our practice around this key issue.

I hope you are able to find all the information you need about our trust on this website. We are always keen to collaborate so please do get in touch.

 

Matthew Crawford

Trust Leader and Executive Headteacher

National Leader of Education

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...

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...

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...

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...

Think Ocean

29 Apr 2022

Embark Federation have hosted a very important meeting this evening at our offices. Hugo Valdes-Vera was here to present on a topic that we very...

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...

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....

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...

Reading with Rosie!

22 Apr 2021

Embark’s Fundraising and Events Manager Rosie Mclaughlin started recording a daily story to keep pupils entertained during the second lockdown....

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...