Embark working with Church schools

Embark is a multi-academy trust that is very proud to work in partnership with Derby Diocese. Our articles of association are based on the minority model which means that we are able to work with voluntary controlled schools and 25% of our governance at all levels are from the church.

We are committed to ensure that all our church schools keep their distinct Christian character and support them to do this. We are delighted to spread this ethos throughout the trust.

Our Primary School Improvement lead, Philip Searson, was an experienced headteacher at a church school and will ensure all our church schools retain and strengthen their distinctly Christian character through both worship and embedding the Church of England Christian values.  Philip will work very closely with any church schools within the trust to provide support with regard to improvement targets working towards SIAMS inspection.

Our Trust Leader is also committed to the Christian faith and is an active member of All Saints Church, Breadsall and sits on the PCC committee.

Our core beliefs are Family, Integrity, Teamwork and Success and we very much welcome schools from the church family into our trust who share our values.

The trust will involve the Diocese in any key leadership appointments of church schools.

Congratulations Sarah Armitage MBE

01 Feb 2024

Embark Federation are delighted to inform you that our fabulous Chair of Trustees Sarah Armitage has been recognised in the New Years Honours...

Ladywood Visit

07 Sep 2023

Our Trust Leader Matthew Crawford paid a visit to Ladywood Primary School to take a look around their wonderful Art Exhibition. There were so...

Waingroves Primary visit

07 Sep 2023

Matthew Crawford our Trust Leader paid a visit to Waingroves Primary School to present the children with their Embark Awards in a special assembly.

Riddings Junior School

07 Sep 2023

Riddings Junior School had their very own Tough Mudder this year and it was a huge success!
Pupils, staff and families all took part...

Year 6 Performances

07 Sep 2023

Our Trust Leader Matthew Crawford visited the Embark Schools over the last few weeks of term and managed to watch a range of different performances...

Embark Conference 2023

07 Sep 2023

The Embark Conference was held at the Derby Arena this year and focused on our core purpose of Love Learning, Love Life. We had over 700 staff...

Derby Kids Camp Embark Week

07 Sep 2023

Some of our pupils embarked on a new adventure in the summer holidays.  They spent 6 nights on a remote location in the Derbyshire countryside....

Embark Football Tournament

06 Sep 2023

Our four secondary schools came together to take part in our first secondary football tournament which was organised and delivered by EFD Sport...

25 year anniversary celebrations!

06 Sep 2023

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

Embark Holiday

06 Sep 2023

A group of children from Kilburn Juniors, Chaucer Juniors and Ladywood Primary School all had the chance to experience a holiday in rural Derbyshire...