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New Directions Wirral Employee of the Month – December

Steven Holden - December Employee of the Month Winner

The Wirral branch of New Directions were thrilled to announce the winner of December's Employee of the Month was Steven Holden. Steven works through New Directions as a Physical Education Teacher. Steven was nominated by St Mary's Catholic College in Wallasey where he works regularly within their PE Department. Steve Henshaw, the Head of the PE Department, nominated Steven due to the high standard of teaching he delivers and how he always hits the ground running when he visits the school, and noted for being extremely adaptable and professional. St Mary's are always confident that the lessons […]


Open Day for Teachers in Brynmawr

If you are looking for work in Caerphilly, Torfaen, Monmouth or Blaenau Gwent, why not visit our open day in February at our Brynmawr office? Date: 18th February 2015 Time: 10.00am - 15.00pm Location: New Directions Education Ltd, 46 Beaufort Street, Brynmawr, NP23 4AG Take a look at the details here...


New Directions Launches Choir Factor 2015

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Do you have a school choir worth shouting about? New Directions will be hosting our annual Inspirational Teaching Awards on Friday 19th June 2015. This ceremony celebrates the success of colleagues from across the education sector throughout Wales. We are looking for a school choir to open our event, welcoming our guests with a choral symphony. This will be an opportunity for your school to showcase their talent in a 10 minute slot. Your audience will include education personnel, local and national media, guests from the business community across Wales and other dignitaries. The event […]


Cardiff School Girl Wins National Design Competition

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A school girl from Hywel Dda Primary School in Cardiff has beaten off competition from across the UK to win a national Christmas card design competition. Paris Evans, aged 9, entered a competition ran by education recruitment and training specialist New Directions to design their annual corporate festive card. The company have run the competition for almost 15 years. The business received over 600 entries for the 2014 competition – making it their biggest year yet. As well as seeing the card professionally designed and distributed, Hywel Dda Primary School also received a cheque for £500 […]


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 […]