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New School for Bolton

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In September 2014 Essa Primary will open its doors for the first time. As Bolton’s newest school it will offer education for pupils in the Deane, Daubhill and Great Lever area. The school will have an initial intake of 90 children, with 60 in reception and 30 in years one and two. It is hoped that by 2020 the school will be full to its capacity of 420 pupils. When the school bell rings for the first time in September, it will be in temporary accommodation. The staff and pupils will move to their permanent site in September 2015. Both buildings are based on the current Essa campus to enable […]

New Directions Education Support 'Everton in the Community' Initiative

New Directions Education are delighted to have been able to support the 'Everton in the Community' initiative with sponsorship of a primary school basketball competition. The premier league clubs’ community team work to ensure local school children have access to as many different sports as possible in addition to football. The primary school tournament which involved seven teams was played at the excellent Archbishop Beck Sports facilities in Liverpool. Participants enjoyed an excellent afternoon of basketball which was played at a surprisingly high standard, with some games being settled […]

YGG Llwyncelyn, yn codi arian i (fundraising for) Great Ormond Street Hospital

Mae Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Llwyncelyn yn Porth, RCT yn angerddol am godi arian mawr ei angen ar gyfer Ysbyty Great Ormond Street. Yn anffodus yn ystod y 5 mlynedd diwethaf mae sawl unigolyn o’r ysgol wedi gorfod cael triniaeth yn yr ysbyty hynod yma. Mae’r Ysgol felly yn awyddus i godi cymaint o arian ag sy'n bosibl ar gyfer yr ysbyty. Mae nhw wedi cael nifer o syniadau ac eisoes wedi dechrau ar rhai: • Mae'r disgyblion wedi seiclo 1,500 Km ar feiciau ymarfer yng nghampfa’r ysgol! • Mae nhw wedi cynnal bore coffi. • Nesaf – Bydd Mr D Roberts, Athro Blwyddyn 6 yn yr ysgol […]

Employee of the Month – July

Penley - Employee of the month

Clare Davies has been recognised by New Directions Education in Wrexham as their 'Employee of the Month' for July. The award sees teachers, cover supervisors and support staff across North Wales nominated for the monthly prize. Clare was nominated for the great work she has done at The Maelor School in Penley this academic year, Clare has an enthusiastic approach to teaching and is committed to ensuring that she maintains the highest level of teaching. Sam Pilling, Account Manager at New Directions Education was delighted by Claires nomination and commented "I  have received consistently […]

New Directions Sponsor Prize in Successful Summer Fayre


New Directions are happy to have provided Ysgol Y Waun Primary School in Chirk with a family ticket for four people to the fantastic Techniquest attraction located in Glyndwr University, Wrexham.  The ticket was used by the school as a prize for their summer fayre on 15th July on one of their many stalls to helping to raise money towards new Ipads for the school. The event was a resounding success with the school confident that they have raised as much £1,500, with the excellent teddy bears picnic attraction also proving to be a runaway success. Techniquest is a science discovery […]

Wrexham Employee of the Month – June (Primary) – Congratulations to Janet Wear

Janet Wear (right) Shelley Nicholls (left)

New Directions Education would like to congratulate Janet Wear on winning this months' Employee of the Month for her outstanding work in local primary schools across Wrexham and Flintshire. Janet has worked with us since 2009 and is a valued member of our team. She is warm, caring, and patient and works well with children of all ages, but the foundation phase in particular. She has worked at Johnstown Juniors, Ysgol Sant Dunawd, St Anne’s Catholic Primary, Acton Wrap-Around Care, Queensferry Community Primary, Hafod Y Wern, Barker’s Lane, and many more. Janet always gets excellent feedback […]

North Wales Crusaders teach Rugby lesson at Ysgol Maes Hyfryd

Maes Hyfryd

As part of the build up to the High Achievers Awards 2014, North Wales Crusaders visited schools across Flintshire, Denbighshire and Wrexham. As well as talking to the students about the merits of working hard to achieve your dreams, members of the team also provided rugby training to schools across the area. One of the lucky schools who received rugby training was Ysgol Maes Hyfryd in Flint. Centre Christiaan Roets and Adam Daniels who is a Coach for the Community Foundation, as well  Head of Strength and Conditioning for the North Wales Crusaders first team, were joined by Matt Davies […]

Alun School, Mold welcome High Achiever Awards

Mold Alun

As part of the The High Achiever Awards, members of the North Wales Crusaders have been visiting schools to speak about their inspiring stories. On Monday July 7th Matt Davies from New Directions Education joined the North Wales Crusaders as they visited Alun School in Mold. Hanna Clarke and Christiann Roets from the Crusaders visited Year 9 pupils at the school, where Christiaan spoke to pupils about achieving his dream to play professional rugby, the pupils were really interested in his journey and asked lots of questions. To end the day Christiaan took part in a softball game with pupils […]

Tycroes gets Arty


Lauren Webb Account Manager at New Directions Education was lucky enough to be invited to Tycroes' first ever Art Exhibition, and what talent was on show! All of the children from nursery to KS2 had their work displayed and offered for sale to their families. The exhibition project, run in conjunction with local company Images Art, aims to encourage art at a primary level and promote parental involvement in school life. The pupils are encouraged to produce pictures on a range of subjects, taking inspiration from their favourite cartoons, hobbies, nature, and even abstract patterns. They are […]

New Directions sponsor school football kit


New Directions Education has sponsored a new football kit for Arddlen Primary school in North Powys. Melissa Penlington, Account Manager for Powys and Shropshire along with Robert Ratcliffe, Business Development Manager visited the school to present the kit. Melissa commented "I was delighted to present the children with their new football kit; at New Directions Education we build relationships with our schools to support them in a variety of different ways. Getting to know our schools ensures that we provide them with the best service possible. I hope the children enjoy wearing their new […]