Welcome To Ladywood Primary School

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We are part of the Embark Federation, a family of schools across Derbyshire. We work closely with our Embark Family to ensure that our school is at the heart of the community and to live our values of Family, Integrity, Teamwork and Success. We also have a core pupose to enable everyone to be able to 'Love Learning, Love Life'.

Our trust has high standards across the schools, but want to ensure that the Primary school experience for our children is a magical time. The Embark Award has been created, as part of their commitment to the wider offer for our children. 

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The EMBARK Award

The Embark Award is part of our commitment as a trust to the wider offer for our children. It comprises of 100 activities for children to complete, centered around EMBARK's 4 core beliefs of:

Family, Integrity, Teamwork and Success

These activities encourage learning at home as well as numerous activities that will be provided within school. If your child completes any of the activities on the lists make sure to let your teacher know and bring in evidence for your folder, if possible.

Some example activities include:


 1. Cook a Family Meal.

 2. Send School a postcard from holiday.

 3. Join the local Library and attend with family.

 4. Write/e-mail to another member of the Embark Family at a different school.

 5. Play a game with another child from the Embark Family at a different school.

 6. Interview a family member about their job.

 7. Draw a Family tree and speak to a family member about the past.

 8. Go to a place of worship with your family.

 9. Draw a portrait of your oldest family member and interview them about their past.

 10.Perform at a school show to the members of your family.


11. Raise at least £10 for a charity event.

12. Lead an assembly on a worthwhile topic.

13. Clean up the community.

14. Help improve an area of the school.

15. Keep a recycling diary.

16. Become a mini leader.

17. Care for new child at school/become a buddy.

18. Teach someone a new skill.

19. Encourage Healthy Eating –diary/poster/research.

20. Sing in an old people’s home.


21. Participate in 3 school competitions in a year.

22. Take part in a school camp out.

23. Solve a problem with a group of friends.

24. Attend an after school club for at least 6 sessions.

25. Belong to any team outside of school and show us evidence of this.

26. Take part in an enterprise project in school.

27. Represent the school as part of a team.

28. Represent Embark as part of a team.

29. Take part in a school performance to an audience as a team.

30. Represent your class on the school council.


31. Learn a musical instrument and perform it to others.

32. Complete a reading challenge.

33. Times Tables award.

34. Spellings award.

35. Complete a school bike ride over 10 miles.

36. Perform a lead role in a school play.

37. Achieve 25 metres swimming badge.

38. Win a competition.

39. Appear in the media for something successful.

40. Piece of artwork displayed in a gallery.