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Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) Seminar in Cardiff

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New Directions Education will be holding a seminar in Cardiff aimed at Newly Qualified Teachers in 2015. The aim of the event is to support those entering the sector with specialist information. From protecting your professional reputation online to answering questions about the application process, our specialist panel of presenters will be on hand to help. The details... Location: New Directions Education, First Floor Harlech Court, Bute Terrace, Cardiff, CF10 2FE Date: Wednesday 10th July 2015 Time: 17:00 to 19:00 RSVP: anna.powell@new-directions.co.uk


New Directions Education Wrexham – Official Office Opening

Wrexham Office Opening - The Team with Deputy Mayor, Councillor Barbra Roxburgh

On Thursday 14th May, leading recruitment and training agency, New Directions Education held the launch of their official office opening. The team have now relocated to a third location in Kingsway House at Wrexham Technology Park since opening an office in the region in 2009. The location affords the team more space to continue to work with schools and colleges across North Wales, but still remains in close proximity to the city centre for ease of access. Deputy Mayor, Councillor Barbra Roxburgh attended the event, along with a number of candidates and clients from local schools and colleges. […]


New Wrexham Office – Official Opening

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We will be hosting an official launch of our new Wrexham office, based in Kingsway House, Ellice Way, Wrexham Technology Park on Thursday 14th May between 10am – 2pm. The team has relocated to accommodate growth within the region in supply and training of staff in the education sector across North Wales. This event is a fantastic opportunity for people in the local community, schools and potential candidates who are looking for work within the education sector to come and see our new offices, meet our Business Development Officers and former Headteachers and speak to our Account Managers […]


Team Tachyon from Denbigh High crowned Welsh champions in F1 in Schools Technology Challenge

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A team of four girls from Denbigh High, Team Tachyon, have been crowned Welsh Champions in the F1 in Schools Technology Challenge. The team will represent Wales at the world finals which are taking place at the Singapore Grand Prix in September. The team is made up of four Year 9 students Amy Martin, Holly Roberts, Jessica Briody-Hughes and Katie Rowlands. The group who are on average 5 years younger than their fellow competitors also won the FIA Woman in Motorsports award recently. F1 in Schools is a not for profit educational organisation, which relies on support and contributions from […]


Mentoring from local firms gets GCSE students off to a flying start

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Enterprise South Liverpool Academy has invited a national recruitment and training firm into their school to help mentor GCSE students. The year 11 pupils enjoy weekly visits from the Liverpool city centre outfit New Directions Education. The team were invited into the school to help offer support, to listen to the pupils concerns and to offer advice with their chosen career paths. The partnership came about after the recruitment firm met with Assistant Principal at ELSA, Nicola Runcie. New Directions spoke with Nicola about how they might assist signposting students for future career paths. […]


New Directions Wrexham – Temp of the Month

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New Directions Education Wrexham have announced Hannah Jones from Wrexham as their Temp of The Month for April. Hannah has been working at Ysgol y Grango since November 2014 and is described as 'always going the extra mile for the School'. Hannah's Account Manager, Sophie Downes describes her as 'an excellent Supply Teacher who has fantastic feedback from every school she works for'. Sophie continues 'Since joining the Wrexham branch Hannah has built up an excellent reputation throughout the Wrexham High Schools before settling into a long term position as a Biology Teacher. Hannah who is also […]


Local Businesses Unite to Sponsor School Football Kit

New Football kit for the whole of yr 7 to yr 11

Footballers from a Shrewsbury secondary school are now able to run out in a brand new strip thanks to the generosity of local businesses. The Grange Secondary School, in Harlescott, has been sponsored by Shrewsbury firm SRS Electrical Contractors and New Directions, which provides recruitment and training to the education sector. The red and black strip is for years 7 to 11 and will be worn by all football teams in that age group. Grange staff member Clare Tudor, who clinched the deal with SRS, New Directions and Viking, said the school was delighted to have secured the sponsorship which in […]


‘Temp of the Term’ Julia Evans, at The Innovate Project, Caerphilly

Temp of the Term, Julia Jones at the Innovate Project

Julia Evans has been awarded as 'Temp of the Term' by the Cardiff SEN Team. Her nomination was put forward by Jon Evans, Branch manager for the business in Cardiff. Julia's recognition has stemmed from her work for the Innovate Project, which is part of the Caerphilly County Borough Council Youth Service. Their aim is to engage and work with young people in Caerphilly who have been unconnected from formal education training and employment. The young people involved in the project are often at risk of exclusion or have been excluded from mainstream education provision and are aged between […]


Lesley Curtis, Supply Teacher of the Year 2014 – An Interview

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We interviewed Lesley Curtis, winner of last year’s Supply Teacher of the Year award to find out what the award meant to her and how it has impacted on her career. Lesley was nominated by Liz Keys, Head Teacher from Bryn Celyn Primary School which was the school she was working at, at the time of the awards. A year on from winning Supply Teacher of the Year award, how has this impacted on your career? Other schools saw me winning the award, so a lot of teachers now recognise me and particularly ask for me to work in their school. In your opinion, what characteristics does an inspirational […]


Inspirational Teaching Awards – Recognising your support staff

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In schools across Wales we have a number of unsung heroes who work to ensure that our school buildings run efficiently, that our young people are fed balanced meals and cherished in the playground. From your Caretaker to your Cook, your School Secretary to your Lunchtime Supervisor, these individuals are the very glue that holds the fabric of your school community together. Why not recognise their hard work and the contribution to your team with an Inspirational Teaching Award? We have a specialist Ancillary category to pay homage to support teams throughout Wales. The Inspirational Teaching […]