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Denbigh High Bag a Greener Outlook

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On the 1st October 2011 a 5p levy was introduced on shopping bags across Wales. The initiative aimed to reduce the number of carrier bags being under used throughout the country. The policy challenged people to think more about their own individual impact on the landscape of Wales and the wider environmental factors concerned. This week the New Directions Education team in Wrexham supplied Denbigh High School with promotional merchandise in the form of material bags for their up and coming events. The bags were designed to include both Denbigh High School's logo and and New Directions Education […]


World Foods – what has your school cooked?

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This week one of our SEN Teachers from our Manchester team worked with a group of children to cook up some wonderful African dishes. As part of one schools celebration of all things multicultural, our teacher told us 'We did some great dishes with African ingredients like plantain, yam, palm oil, scotch bonnet, melon seed, rice and garden egg with students in school this week to celebrate black history month'. This left us wondering - what other wonderful dishes are cooked up in classrooms across the UK? Let us know for your chance to win a £10 book token. Simply comment below...


New Directions Go Green at Llanwern High Prize Night

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New Directions Education were delighted to be invited to the annual Llanwern High’s Prize Night on 25th September 2014. Dave Evans, Business Development Officer for New Directions and former Headteacher was on hand to dish out a very important award (pictured). Dave commented 'I was inspired by the award I was asked to present - the Eco Award. It seems that going green and putting the future of our planet in the hands of our young people is the way forward. With so much discussion at world leader level about the environment, it is great to see students in Wales contributing to making sure […]


New Directions Education invest in Teachers of the Future

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New Directions Education has launched the academic year with a series of events to support Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) and individuals looking to pursue a career within the teaching sector. Working with former Headteachers and NQT mentors, as well as a series of other key speakers, teams in both the Cardiff and Swansea offices have hosted a number of seminars to help signpost individuals. Speaking about the initiative, Howard Burge, Regional Manager for the business said 'Every year we meet with hundreds of newly qualified teachers across the UK. As they emerge from university and embark […]


National Poetry Day 2014

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On the 2nd October 2014 New Directions Education helped celebrate all things poetry across the UK. The event – National Poetry Day had the theme ‘remember’. We invited our teams across England and Wales to remember their own favourite poems and submit them for promotion via our social media accounts. The offerings were eclectic, diverse and above all very inspiring. From Philip Larkin, the English poet to Seamus Heaney, the recently deceased Irish poet and playwright, our staff demonstrated how poetry impacts and influences everyone in some way, shape or form. Speaking about her nomination […]


National Education Agency Opens in the Wirral

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A leading education recruitment and training agency has opened its doors in the Wirral. The business currently operates across ten sites throughout England and Wales, and now has its latest venture in Ellesmere Port. The business will service schools and candidates across the Wirral and Cheshire with recruitment and training solutions for the region. Speaking about the office, Sean Peloe who is heading up the team said ‘We are delighted to have extended to a base in Ellesmere Port. We already have two offices in the North West, and close neighbours in Wrexham. We felt the time was right […]


Ellesmere Park School Builds for the Future

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Ellesmere Park High School, formerly known as Wentworth High School starts the new academic year with a new name and a brand new building. New Directions Education visited the school to take a look at the fantastic new facilities. The school was officially handed the keys to open it's doors on Monday 1st September 2014. The team spent the first few days unpacking over 3,000 boxes. Parents and students were officially welcomed to the new school on Wednesday 3rd September 2014, the students were filled with joy at the new premises. Samantha Mellor Cover Manager, commented saying 'It’s been […]


Team Manchester's Macmillan Morning

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This Morning team Manchester had the pleasure of attending Hodge Clough Infant Schools Macmillan coffee Morning. For the event Amanda Stothard had baked some beautiful cupcakes decorated with blue and orange butter cream to represent New Directions company colours. Hodge Clough Infant School were delighted with New Direction's donation to the cake sale. Lauren Cassidy, Recruitment Consultant and Stuart Ash, Business Development Officer for New Directions Education were welcomed with open arms into the school, and attendance at the event peaked at around 250 pupils and parents. The whole community […]


FREE NQT Seminar in Swansea

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New Directions Education is the preferred or contracted supplier of staff to over 20 boroughs or local authorities across the UK. In 2012 our team became the preferred recruitment partner of choice to the Welsh education system in 18 boroughs. We strive to ensure that we place our candidates first time, every time. If you are a newly qualified teacher (NQT) looking to start work this academic year, visit our team in Swansea on Thursday 2nd October 2014 to find out how we can help you kick start your career. Location: New Directions Education Ltd 5 Prospect Place, Swansea, SA1 1QP […]


New Directions Education – International Division

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New Directions Education International Division covers all things recruitment for the overseas education community. We spoke with Louise O’Hanlon and Emily Tune - Account Managers for the team about the growth of the business and plans for international travel… Can you tell us about why the International Team was put together? New Directions has been in operation since 1994. That’s 20 years working within the recruitment and training sector. We have worked hard to develop strong relationships with the education communities across England and Wales. As the global market has grown across […]