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Secondary and Further Education Open Day

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On Thursday 18th February, the New Directions Secondary and Further Education team are welcoming Qualified and Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs), Cover Supervisors and Lecturers to our Head Office in Cardiff to meet the team, register for immediate supply or ready for September 2016 or just to register their interest and discuss potential vacancies with our Account Managers. Drop in at any time between 9.30am - 1.00pm, refreshments will also be available. Event Details: Venue: New Directions Education, 1st Floor, Harlech Court, Bute Terrace, Cardiff, CF10 2FE Date: Thursday 18th February […]

ND Twitter Merger


From March 1st 2016 the New Directions Educations Twitter accounts will merge under the lead account @ndeducation. Ruth Dalton, Group Head of Communications and Marketing explains more "since 2012 we have held a main @ndeducation twitter handle and two additional regional accounts @ndliverpool and @ndswansea. We have made the decision to bring the regional accounts back under the main handle to ensure all of our followers hear all of our news. Of course we will still work to reflect the very important announcements on behalf of all of our offices so that followers will hear the updates that […]

Are you ready for the change? #EWC


From 1st April 2016, the EWC (formerly GTCW) will be regulating school and FE support staff, as well as teachers. How does this effect you? From the 1st April 2016, all education support staff will be required to register with the EWC before they can work for New Directions or local authorities. From 1st April 2016 New Directions will only be able to employ EWC registered learning support staff. There will be a small annual registration fee of £15 For more information visit:

St Bernadette’s Triumph in Cardiff City Foundation Cup


St Bernadette’s RC Primary School from Pentwyn has triumphed as the New Directions sponsored Cardiff City FC Foundation Kids Cup winners for 2016. The final saw the Brynheulog side triumph over West Wales side Ysgol Dewi Sant from Llanelli in a tense penalty shoot-out. Both teams made it to the final from an original 80 entries in the competition. St Bernadette’s knocked out an impressive Pontypool based George Street School and Ysgol Dewi Sant sent a skilful Windsor Clive back to Ely after a hard fought end to end semi-final. The final which finished a goalless draw before being forced […]

New Directions & Cardiff City Foundation Football Tournament


Congratulations to all the teams who have made it through to the final of the New Directions and Cardiff City FC football tournament. The final will take place on Thursday 28th January 2016 at the Cardiff International Sports Stadium, Leckwith between 9.30am - 3.00pm. The format will be as follows: Group games will be 10 minutes each Two teams from each group will qualify for the quarter finals The quarter, semi and final games will be 15 minutes straight through with no break The winning team will head to the regional final in Reading during the week commencing 7th March 2016. […]

New Directions Education sponsor ASCL Cymru seminar

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School Purchasing - Buying Smarter in Tougher Times New Directions Education is delighted to be sponsoring a free breakfast seminar held by ASCL Cymru. The event is aimed at school business managers and bursars, advising them on how to spend their money wisely. During the seminar, delegates will look at real-life examples of schools that have taken steps to reduce their spending without seriously impacting on the ability of the school to deliver its core functions. The seminars will take place between 8.00am – 11.00am at the following locations: Wednesday 24th February            […]

Llanvihangel Crucorney ‘Coffs’ up for Charity.

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Llanvihangel Crucorney Primary in Abergavenny, Monmouthshire might only be a small school with 54 Pupils but when it comes to charity work, they certainly know how to rise to mighty standards. On the morning of Thursday 26th November the whole school community turned up to show their support for the school’s coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support and New Directions staff Rachel Allen (Primary Teacher Account Manager) and Anna Powell (Primary Branch Manager) were delighted to be invited to this community event. Rachel commented “Upon arrival, you could sense the great community […]

Four Year Old School Boy Wins National Design Competition

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A four year old school boy from Ysgol Y Graig, Llangefni based in Anglesey in North Wales has won first prize in a national Christmas card design competition.   The competition run by leading recruitment and training provider New Directions Education is now in its fifteenth year of running. Applications were invited from the schools and colleges across the UK and the team received over 1,000 entries. Four year old North Wales schoolboy Osian Williams was announced as the eventual winner. Osian was delighted to have his design utilised as the New Directions’ corporate Christmas card, […]

New Directions BDO supports ‘Beating Bowel Cancer’

Rob Ratcliffe

Wrexham Secondary Business Development Officer, Rob Ratcliffe led the morning service at Ysgol Penrhyn, Wrexham. The occasion was to thank the children, staff, parents and, in particular Headteacher Martin Mathias for raising £1,500 for ‘Beating Bowel Cancer’. Ysgol Penrhyn is a regular user with New Directions and Headteacher, Martin has a particular reason for choosing Beating Bowel Cancer. He taught Rob’s son Jonathan who passed away in 2008 at the age of 28. Since then, Rob and his wife Gill have become volunteers for the charity, raising around £75,000 over the past 6 years. Martin […]