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 16 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

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...

Remembrance

20 Dec 2022

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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...

Embark Awards 2022!

20 Dec 2022

On October 4th 2022 we enjoyed celebrating 150 of our Embark Children at our star-studded annual awards evening!
It was fantastic to be able...

Embark Award Stars Visit The Trustees

20 Dec 2022

Our final trust board meeting of the year was a little different this year, as we invited some of our leaders, children and their families in...

Retirement Afternoon Tea

20 Dec 2022

It was lovely to celebrate the work of two very special members of the Embark team with a beautiful afternoon tea at Horsley Lodge Golf Club.
Embark...