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New Directions Education pilot Summer Clubs in Swansea.

New Directions Education are currently in the process of organising 2 Summer Clubs for primary aged children within the City and County of Swansea. The clubs will run for 4 weeks from Monday 28th July to Friday 22nd August and will be held at Penyrheol Primary School and Dunvant Primary School. Both clubs will be led by qualified teachers and teaching assistants registered with New Directions and exciting activities are already being planned. Each club will host a range of activities focusing on sports, arts and crafts, outdoor play and dance. Michelle Thorne, Account Manager, who is part […]

Candidate of the Month: Jade Stephens

Jade Stephens

New Directions Education’s Swansea Branch piloted a Rewards and Recognition Award in March to celebrate ‘Candidate of the Month’. Each Account Manager within the branch was able to nominate a candidate from their department who they thought deserved the recognition for their hard work and commitment to New Directions through submitting a supporting statement. We are very pleased to announce that Jade Stephens, a Swansea based Primary Teacher was chosen for ‘Candidate of the Month’ for March. Account Manager Michelle Thorne nominated Jade for all the excellent feedback she receives […]

Primary Teacher Open Day in Brynmawr

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New Directions Education are holding a Primary Teacher Open Day at our office in Brynmawr on the 22nd of April between 10.00am and 3.30pm. New Directions Education works with a number of large schools within the Torfaen, Caerphilly and Blaenau Gwent areas so demand for quality Teachers is high. The open day will be an opportunity to meet our team and find out more about New Directions and how we can work with you. The benefits of working for New Directions Education include: Work in local Primary Schools Flexible work A personal Account Manager Online availability system Competitive […]

Employee of the Month – March 2014 – Well Done Gillian McKay!

Shelley Nicholls (New Directions Account Manager - Left) Gillian McKay (New Directions Supply Teacher - Right)

New Directions Education in Wrexham would like to congratulate Gillian McKay, who has been awarded “Employee of the Month” for her outstanding performance during the month of March.  Gillian was nominated because she is extremely reliable, hard-working and popular with Staff and Children.  Shelley Nicholls, Account Manager at New Directions Education in Wrexham was pleased to hear that Gillian had been nominated and commented "Gillian is extremely hard working and always gives her best, we consistently receive positive feedback from the schools she has worked at." This week Gillian was […]

World Book Day Competition


The 06th March 2014 saw the return of World Book Day, which has been designated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) as a worldwide celebration of books. The celebration is now in its seventeenth year and celebrated in over 100 countries worldwide. The aim of the day is to encourage children to read books for pleasure and also provide them with the opportunity of owning their own book. The event is marked in a variety of ways, in UK schools, children and staff are encouraged to dress up as a character from their favourite book. Children are also entitled […]

Welsh Recruiter Launches National Inspirational Teaching Awards / Cwmni Recriwtio o Gymru yn Lansio Gwobrau Dysgu Ysbrydoledig Cenedlaethol

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Leading Welsh education recruiter New Directions have launched their annual Inspirational Teaching Awards for 2014. The event, set to take place at the Mecure Holland House Hotel in Cardiff on June 20th 2014 will reward and recognise the hard work of staff from the education sector throughout Wales. The awards ceremony will honour professionals in ten categories including Primary Head Teacher, Secondary Head Teacher, Specialist Educational Needs (SEN) Head Teacher, Primary Teacher, Secondary Teacher, SEN Teacher, Classroom Assistant, Supply Teacher, Ancillary Staff Member and Supply Classroom […]

Pupil Perspective – What I like about school…

Children with Balloons

Thoughts and comments from the young people of St. Cenydd Community High School. I enjoy going to school because I like to see my different friends! I also enjoy going to school because I get along with most of the teachers which makes me enjoy my lessons more. I also like going to school for our P.E lesson because it keeps me active which gives me a better lifestyle. P.E also helps me make new friends by communicating with different pupils in my class. I like one of my teachers and her teaching because she's helped me gain new skills which helped me develop in other subjects as well. However, […]

International Focus – Improving Global Literacy

Books and Apple WEB

There is no debate around the correlation of education and development; with education comes knowledge and with that knowledge, literacy is improved and lives are enriched. Despite the fact that closer to home, we are being inundated with technology that should aid in increasing literacy levels, one in four people in developing countries are still unable to read a sentence - leaving a legacy of illiteracy more widespread than previously believed. According to UESCO, the UK’s educational scientific and cultural body, 175 million young people lack even basic literacy skills and an estimated […]

This Month’s Interview – April


In this month’s interview Mark Rowland, the Business, Estates and Personnel Manager of St Joseph’s RC High School explains his role, voices his concerns on budgets and offers predictions for the future of schooling. What is your role in St Joseph's as Business, Estates and Personnel Manager? I am responsible for a team of 11 admin support staff, 2 IT staff, 1 Librarian, a team of 3 caretaking staff and 13 cleaners. I manage the school budget and school fund on a daily basis, oversee all HR issues (recruitment, sickness, cover, complaints, and disciplinaries, return to work interviews, […]

Teacher Development – Epilepsy Awareness


March 26th marked a point on the calendar which is internationally recognised as epilepsy awareness day. For the 600,000 people currently living with the condition, it is a day designed to educate people as to how epilepsy impacts on lives and allay the negative stigmas attached. At New Directions however, we believe that one day in 12 months is not enough - especially when you consider that in the UK, around one in every 240 children under the age of 16 have epilepsy. With those odds, the chances are, there is a child in your school with the condition and if there isn’t now - there probably […]