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Bolton St Catherine’s Academy Staff Celebrate World Book Day 2015

St Catherine's Bolton Academy Staff celebrating World Book Day in style..

Staff at Bolton St Catherine's Academy pulled out all the stops for World Book Day 2015 to inspire and share their passion for reading with students. Staff from all departments (including the Librarian Ms Guzman who happily assisted students in the Library dressed as Bagpuss) got involved with the day of celebrating all things literary. Students were clearly excited to see their teachers dressed up and loved trying to guess which character and book each member was dressed as. Mr Duffy aka Harry Potter was very positive with his staff who dressed up. Describing them as a clear inspiration to […]

Beaver Primary Serve up a World Book Day Menu

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Lauren Cassidy, Recruitment Consultant for New Directions Education Manchester recently discovered the extent of one school's creativity when it came to celebrating World Book Day 2015. Beaver Primary School in Oldham came up with a unique idea to ensure that staff and students alike got to celebrate all things books. The school created a literary focused lunch time menu to ensure every book worm in the school had their taste buds set alight. By combining the World Book Day theme and their canteen creations, Beaver served up a menu to entice even those students who normally bring in a packed […]

New Directions Liverpool Employee of the Month – February

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This month the Liverpool team have awarded their 'Employee of the Month' award to a much respected teacher, who has worked with the business for over five years. Speaking about why she was selected Laura, her Account Manager says 'Rebecca is an excellent teacher and thoroughly deserves her teacher of the month status. She currently in a long term placement at a primary school in Liverpool where she is very much appreciated'. Rebecca said of the award 'It was such a lovely surprise to end the week with. When I went back in to the classroom after Laura's visit, my kids were made up to have […]

Let the games commence

Mushpops Team Liverpool

New Directions Education Liverpool are proud to be working with Everton in the community to be running the Ultimate Basketball Tournament for Primary Schools in Knowsley and Liverpool. The tournament will be taking place on Wednesday 1st April 2015, and will be host to 16 primary school teams. The competition ran last year and it is anticipated to be even bigger and better this year, with free coaching for all schools involved by the Everton Tigers. If you would like your primary school to get involved and be in with the chance of becoming the Ultimate Basketball team contact the Liverpool […]

Danny Gabbidon presents football kit to Rhiw Syr Dafydd Primary

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  On January 23rd, Danny Gabbidon, Welsh international footballer and Player/Coach for Cardiff City Football Club (pictured) went along with our New Directions Cardiff team to present them with a new football kit during Rhiw Syr Dafydd Primary regular Friday assembly. Newly appointed Head Teacher, Mr Craig George, welcomed both parties to the assembly. Mr George (pictured far right above), gave a lovely presentation about the work that New Directions do for their school, including personal thanks to Laura Jeffreys, ND (pictured above) for the support that she gives with their LSA supply […]

Primary School Pupils Improve with Pets…


Pupils from Llanharan Primary School in Rhondda Cynon Taff have embraced a rather unconventional classmate. Students from the school have enjoyed visits from a nine year old Labrador named Cruiser for just over four years. The school works with national charity Pets As Therapy to drive a programme that supports pupils with attendance, wellbeing, behaviour, confidence and reading skills. Every Friday volunteers from the charity - Wendy and Kath bring their much loved chocolate Labrador into the school. Cruiser is an award winning ex show dog from Crufts and has undergone extensive training to […]

Llandaff Church School Crowned Champions at Football Tournament


On Thursday 29th January 2015 the annual schools football tournament cup in association with Cardiff City FC Community Foundation and New Directions Education took place. Now in its 16th year of running – the competition had over 100 entries from across schools across South Wales. From YGG Dyffryn Y Glowyr who travelled from Cwmtwrch Isaf, Swansea and to YGG Gellionnen who joined the tournament from Clydach, the competition was one of the best attended in recent years The final was a hard fought battle between Blackwood Primary School and Llandaff Church School with the latter as eventual […]

New Directions Wirral Employee of the Month – December

Steven Holden - December Employee of the Month Winner

The Wirral branch of New Directions were thrilled to announce the winner of December's Employee of the Month was Steven Holden. Steven works through New Directions as a Physical Education Teacher. Steven was nominated by St Mary's Catholic College in Wallasey where he works regularly within their PE Department. Steve Henshaw, the Head of the PE Department, nominated Steven due to the high standard of teaching he delivers and how he always hits the ground running when he visits the school, and noted for being extremely adaptable and professional. St Mary's are always confident that the lessons […]

Open Day for Teachers in Brynmawr

If you are looking for work in Caerphilly, Torfaen, Monmouth or Blaenau Gwent, why not visit our open day in February at our Brynmawr office? Date: 18th February 2015 Time: 10.00am - 15.00pm Location: New Directions Education Ltd, 46 Beaufort Street, Brynmawr, NP23 4AG Take a look at the details here...

New Directions Launches Choir Factor 2015

Kitchener Road Primary School ChoirWEB

Do you have a school choir worth shouting about? New Directions will be hosting our annual Inspirational Teaching Awards on Friday 19th June 2015. This ceremony celebrates the success of colleagues from across the education sector throughout Wales. We are looking for a school choir to open our event, welcoming our guests with a choral symphony. This will be an opportunity for your school to showcase their talent in a 10 minute slot. Your audience will include education personnel, local and national media, guests from the business community across Wales and other dignitaries. The event […]