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New Directions Climbing Mountains for Charity

Rachel Jones, Sales Support for New Directions ready for her challenge

A member of the New Directions Cardiff Primary Team will be pulling on her climbing boots and completing the Alzheimer's Snowden Midnight Challenge on Friday May 13th 2016. Rachel Jones (pictured) who works as Sales Support for the supply agency team has been working tirelessly to prepare, and also to raise funds for a cause she describes as very close to her heart. Rachel has held a number of events raise money including a very popular bake-off challenge. Speaking about the fundraising Rachel comments 'I was very appreciative of the support not only from my team but the company, people were […]


Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Primary win the West Widnes Championship

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Congratulations to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Primary School, winners of the West Widnes Championship and will go on to play in the final on Thursday 16th June. Participating schools, St Basils, St Michaels Catholic and Oakfield displayed some fantastic rugby on Friday afternoon. All schools were invited to stay to watch the Widnes Vikings play Warrington Wolves in the First Utility Super League and at half time complete a lap of honour once the winning trophy was presented. Liam Clark, Community Coordinator comments on their partnership with New Directions, "This partnership is allowing […]


Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) encourages girls to take up rugby

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The WRU have launched cluster centres for girls around Wales to encourage mass participation in the girl's game. One centre based at Llanwern High School in Newport will be named 'Newport Knights'. Ex-Welsh international and Head of Participation at the WRU Ryan Jones launched the centre earlier this year, where he put 22 Year 9 girls through their paces with fun drills throughout the morning. The girls are now the faces of the centre with the WRU TV filming at the launch which is now live on the website and on programmes such as 'Rygbi Pawb'. Llyr Davies, Rugby Office at Llanwern High School […]


Widnes Vikings Rugby Tournament with local schools

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The Vikings Sports Foundation is the affiliated charity of Widnes Vikings Rugby League Club which aims to engage, educate and inspire the community to bring about positive change and new opportunities through rugby league. After last year's successful event, Widnes Vikings are hosting a rugby tournament, sponsored by New Directions Education for all West and East Widnes Schools. Each tournament will be held at the Select Stadium prior to the first teams First Utility Super League game. The teams are then invited to stay to watch the game. The first event for all the West Widnes Schools will […]


New Directions supports students with their end of year ‘Prom’

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New Directions has a very good working relationship with the Wrexham Pupil Referral (PRU) Service.  On hearing that the pupils were organising their own ‘Prom’ and looking to obtain sponsorship to support the costs, Branch Manager, Jenna Whittam was only too pleased to help. The School Council has taken charge of the organisation and has decided to arrange an event to remember at the Llindir Hall Hotel in Rossett.  Nothing but the best will do and the ‘red carpet’ will be out to welcome the guests. Jenna  said, “It is  very encouraging to see these young people thriving, not just […]


Wrexham name their Employee of the Month – March

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Congratulations to Harjot Bradshaw from Wepre Primary School who has been named Employee of the Month for March. She was presented with a bottle of Prosecco and box of chocolates by her Account Manager, Sophie Bevan.


New Directions gives road safety the green light

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New Directions Education have donated a cheque for £50 to pay for high visibility jackets for pupils at Acrefair School in Wrexham. The jackets are for children aged between 5-7 years and the adults who are looking after them, to ensure that they are visible on the busy main road which is located next to the school. Rebecca Turner, Headteacher at Acrefair School says, "Thank you to New Directions for this donation, we as a school take road safety for the children very seriously and want to teach the children the importance of road safety awareness – these high visibility jackets will be […]


New Directions ask what teaching looks like in 2016…

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On 1st March 2016, New Directions Education were invited by the University of South Wales to speak at the First Appointment Lecture at Caerleon Campus. The lecture was organised to provide support and guidance to students who will be applying for teaching jobs in the primary sector later this year. There were a variety of guest speakers providing invaluable tips and insight into applying for their first teaching job, protecting their image on social media, working as a supply teacher and child safeguarding issues. Kate Cox, Career Advisor at the University of South Wales commented, "The presentations […]


Wirral Head Teacher Conference

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On 17th March 2016, New Directions Education attended the Wirral Head Teacher Conference held at the Titanic Hotel in Liverpool. The event was hosted by Harry Kennedy from Edssential and was attended by 120 delegates and exhibitors from across the education sector. Senior Recruitment Consultant, Jen Morrison and New Directions Trainer, Oliver Tune attended the event, which was a great opportunity to meet the Head Teachers, as well as being involved in open topic discussions, listen to guest speakers and observe workshops. "We have attended this conference before and it really is a brilliant […]


Football Tournament – Tranmere Rovers final

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Over the last couple of months we have been reporting on the football tournament, sponsored by New Directions with Tanmere Rovers. The tournament involves around 60 primary schools taking part in the friendly competition across Wirral and Cheshire. The final took place at Bebington High Schools football ground, with St Johns Junior School, Great Meols Primary, Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Primary, Brookhurst Primary, Somerville Primary, Greasby Juniors, Our Lady and St Edwards Primary and Birkenhead Prep School. It was a close match but New Directions are pleased to announce that the […]


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