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Welsh Women in National Awards Final


Leading Welsh recruitment and training firm New Directions has been shortlisted for the prestigious ‘Women in Compliance Awards’ set to take place in London in March 2016. The awards celebrate the achievements of female compliance professionals and the success of the compliance industry through diversity, recognising and rewarding the outstanding contribution that women make every day in the world of business. The New Directions Compliance team (pictured) work to ensure that all of the supply staff that work for the organisation are safe to work in the communities the teams service. […]

FREE Cover Supervisor Course in North Wales


Our team in Wrexham are running two FREE courses in January for staff looking to enhance or learn new skills as a Cover Supervisor. This course is delivered by retired secondary Headteacher Rob Ratcliffe. The courses will run on January 7th at Ysgol Clywedog and 4th January at Argoed High School. The session will cover the following: • Understanding the role and responsibilities • Working effectively with teachers • Classroom Management • Behaviour management • Skills and Knowledge • Policies and Procedures • Classic ‘PLEASE Dos’ and ‘PLEASE DON’Ts’ • Additional […]

New Directions Shortlisted for Regional Awards


2015 has been an exceptional year for the New Directions group of companies. Our teams across the UK have been shortlisted for, and won a number of awards that acknowledge the hard work of all our staff. The awards and nominations have included: Winner of ‘Supplier of the Year’ award at Welsh Procurement Awards Shortlisted with ‘Community Engagement’ award at Welsh Procurement Awards Shortlisted for ‘Manager of the Year’ at IIP awards Winner of ‘Innovation and Excellence’ Award at the Corporate Live Wire Awards 2015 Winner of ‘Best Recruitment and Training Provider’ by […]

Final of the Tranmere Rovers Boys Football Tournament!

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Last Friday saw the exciting final of the Tranmere Rovers Primary Boys Football Tournament. The tournament has been running for several weeks with 36 school teams taking part from Ellesmere port and The Wirral. The tournament has been of a very high standard with the teams eagerly battling it out to make it to the next rounds. There has been some exceptional football skills on display from the budding footballers. It was a very close result where spectators watched St Joseph's Catholic Primary, Birkenhead beat Poulton Lancelyn Primary 1-0. A huge congratulations goes out to the winning team, […]

Ysgol Trelogan raise £290 for Children in Need

< Ysgol Trelogan raised a huge £290 for Children in Need by holding a pyjama party at the school on Friday 13th November. The children and staff were all involved in the fundraising, it was a real team effort. The children at the school designed and made 'Pudsey goody bags' which proved very popular with both children and staff as they sold a whopping 110 goody bags! Children in the foundation phase also got involved by baking Pudsey themed cakes (with a little help from the staff). Deputy Head Teacher Mrs Heulwen Sharp commented 'We are really happy with how much money we have raised considering […]

Everton Nursery School and Family Centre


This has been an amazing year for Everton Nursery School and Family Centre. In January Dr Lesley Curtis, Headteacher and Head of Centre of Everton Nursery School and Family Centre in Liverpool was bestowed the OBE by the Queen for her services to education. In March Dr Curtis, was presented with an Education Resources Award for her ‘Leadership in Education’. The judges, an independent panel of experienced educational professionals, most of whom are classroom teachers, felt that Dr Curtis’s commitment and achievements stood out. The decision to select her as the winner was unanimous and they […]

Wirral Team Employee of the Month – October 2015

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New Directions Wirral team received an exceptional amount of fantastic nominations from schools in Wirral and Cheshire for this month's 'Employee of the Month'. The nominations highlight the hard work of the supply staff of New Directions Education.  This feedback is described by the Wirral team as 'incredibly valuable'. This month’s winner for the Wirral team is Kieran Tennant who was nominated by Diane Moore at Great Sankey High School.  Diane remarked “Kieran who joined us this week arrived promptly on his first day, he has a friendly approach and all the students like him. His […]

Wrexham Employee of the month – October


New Directions Education Wrexham have awarded October's employee of the month to Alison Owen for her continual hard work. Alison has worked with the team since May 2015 and continuously receives excellent feedback for her outstanding work. Alison has worked in many primary schools across the Flintshire area such as Gronant Community Primary, Westwood Community Primary, Westwood Community Primary, Broughton Primary, Ysgol Bryn Pennant, Tir Morfa and many more. Alison has recently been working on a 1:2:1 basis with a little boy with ASD. Shannon, Account Manager for New Directions Wrexham […]

Wirral primary schools make Tranmere Football Final

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Last week was the last of the matches played before the big Tranmere Rovers football final on Friday 13th November. Here we will see all of the successful schools from previous play offs battle it out to be overall winners in their exciting and competitive football tournament. Both Greasby Junior School and Poulton Lancelyn Primary School were the success stories from last weeks games, both going through to the final round. New Directions Education would like to say a huge well done to both teams! Wirral Primary Account Manager Jen Morrison says 'I am really looking forward to this weeks […]

Well done to schools in the Tranmere Rovers Tournament

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After a restful half term break, everyone is raring to go for this week's Tranmere Rovers Football tournament on Friday 6th November. It is not long until the final and we can't wait to see all the teams competing and having a good time. A huge well done to St Joseph's Catholic Primary (Birkenhead), Woodlands Primary, Ellesmere Port and Birkenhead Prep School who were all successful in getting through to the next round in the last games played just before half term. Jen Morrison, Wirral's Primary Account Manager will be attending this week's tournament and says "I am looking forward to […]