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FREE breakfast seminar series for school Business Managers and Bursars

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A series of breakfast seminars are being hosted throughout Wales to support School Business Managers and Bursars in a drive to manage ever challenging budgets. Pressure on finance is being felt in all public services as the Welsh Government pass on cuts to its block grant from the UK Government. School leaders are feeling the impact of these cuts now as budgetary negotiations for 2015/16 are happening in every local authority across Wales. A typical secondary school with 11-19 year olds will have 1,200 pupils, 75 teaching staff and a budget of £5million per year. This school will go […]


Ysgol Borthyn Ruthin

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New Directions have made a donation to Ysgol Borthyn for a 'shallow pond' fence. The cheque was presented to the acting head of Ysgol Borthyn Jean Cartwright. Jean said of the presentation 'The gift from new directions will pay for a shallow pond fence for our school pond, it will make the pond safe and secure and will also create habitat for pond life, so would like to thank the team for their kind donation'. Rebecca Macintyre, Account Manager for the area commented 'I was very pleased to present the cheque, Ysgol Borthyn is a lovely school who our team have a close relationship with so […]


Fundraiser for Children in Need – Ysgol Bryn Alyn

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Ysgol Bryn Alyn, Wrexham were involved in a fund raising event on Friday 14th November for Children in Need. Pupils took part in an X Factor-style dance off whilst dressed in fancy dress and teachers at the school sat as a panel of judges, commenting on pupils performances. New Directions Education, Wrexham Branch wanted to show their support in the fundraising event and did so in the form of Shelley Nicholls and Sophie Downes who attended the event also dressed in fancy dress. They presented the school with a cheque for £50.00 to add to the schools donation. Sophie Downes, Account Manager […]


Darland High School sponsorship.

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New Directions Education in Wrexham were delighted to be able to sponsor the Darland High School end of term presentation evening. The school had been raising money for the event, which sees pupils awarded for many different academic achievements throughout the school term. The school also secured donations from other local companies including New Directions Education, who work closely with the school providing high quality supply staff. Matt Davies, Account Manager at New Directions Education presented the cheque for £150 to Mr Peter Agnew, Headteacher and Mike Jones, Parent and Governor […]


Teacher Receives Surprise Award

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New Directions were delighted to drop in and surprise one of our excellent new teachers recently to surprise him after he won our ‘Temp of the Month’ competition. Lewis Eardley of Wrexham has been a fantastic addition to our New Directions team since starting work in September and has already set about building a fantastic reputation for himself in local schools through the level of service he has provided in all areas of the job. Dan Bailey his Account Manager surprised Lewis whilst on placement in the beautiful setting of St Chads Primary in Hanmer. Gaynor Purcell the head of St Chads […]


New Directions Sponsor Christmas Raffle at St Anne’s Catholic Primary School

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St Anne's Catholic Primary School will be holding their annual Christmas Fayre on Thursday 27th November as arranged by their PTA. The school are looking to raise money for the school in various ways. Marie Blackwell, who is head of the PTA said that the PTA will normally ask the teachers if there is anything they need, for example cameras, camcorders, printers, etc. They also put fundraising to go towards the buses for their school trips so that all the children can attend. For their trips they go to Chester Zoo, Llangollen and Chirk Castle. New Directions have provided the first prize for […]


St Giles Primary School Children visit Santa Claus in Chirk Castle

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The New Directions Education team in Wrexham went to visit one of their Higher Level Teaching Assistants on Wednesday 26th November as he was playing Santa Claus for the Children at St Giles School. The event was held at Chirk Castle and the teachers had arranged a little treasure hunt in the forest for the children to answer some Christmas based quiz questions on their way to Santa's Grotto. The children were getting into the Christmas spirit, very excited to see Santa.


St John the Baptist Raise Funds for Children in Need

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Every year schools across the UK work hard to raise funds for the annual Children in Need drive. This year was no different for St John the Baptist School in Aberdare. The school hosted a week of events that seen a total of £2,430 raised for the charity. Speaking about the schools efforts Yasmin Madhloom, Account Manager for New Directions Education said 'every year we wait to hear about the efforts our schools go to in raising cash for Children in Need. This year St John the Baptist have really gone above and beyond. I want to personally congratulate the all of the pupils and staff at the […]


New Directions Education Attend North Wales Jobs Fair

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On the 11th November Rob Ratcliffe and Matt Davies from New Directions Education, Wrexham Branch attended the North Wales Jobs Fair held at Glyndwr University. The fair is an opportunity for students and job seekers to meet with local employers to find out more about the opportunities available to them. During the day the team met an spoke with over 60 candidates looking for career opportunities within their local schools, they were able to provide information about opportunities in the local area as well guidance on applying for jobs. Rob Ratcliffe, Business Development Officer at New […]


New Directions donate £50 to North Clywd Animal Rescue

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North Clwyd Animal Rescue receives no state funding. They rely very heavily on voluntary donations from the local community. One of New Directions values is community so our Wrexham team were more than happy to donate a cheque of £50 to the shelter. NCAR also arrange visits to local school to conduct talks can be altered to suit your interest and age groups between 4 – 18 years. They often visit junior and high schools, where they will spend around half an hour in each class discussing the following; • How to care for your pets • How to be responsible pet owners • A bit about […]