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National Education Agency Opens in the Wirral

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A leading education recruitment and training agency has opened its doors in the Wirral. The business currently operates across ten sites throughout England and Wales, and now has its latest venture in Ellesmere Port. The business will service schools and candidates across the Wirral and Cheshire with recruitment and training solutions for the region. Speaking about the office, Sean Peloe who is heading up the team said ‘We are delighted to have extended to a base in Ellesmere Port. We already have two offices in the North West, and close neighbours in Wrexham. We felt the time was right […]


Ellesmere Park School Builds for the Future

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Ellesmere Park High School, formerly known as Wentworth High School starts the new academic year with a new name and a brand new building. New Directions Education visited the school to take a look at the fantastic new facilities. The school was officially handed the keys to open it's doors on Monday 1st September 2014. The team spent the first few days unpacking over 3,000 boxes. Parents and students were officially welcomed to the new school on Wednesday 3rd September 2014, the students were filled with joy at the new premises. Samantha Mellor Cover Manager, commented saying 'It’s been […]


Team Manchester's Macmillan Morning

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This Morning team Manchester had the pleasure of attending Hodge Clough Infant Schools Macmillan coffee Morning. For the event Amanda Stothard had baked some beautiful cupcakes decorated with blue and orange butter cream to represent New Directions company colours. Hodge Clough Infant School were delighted with New Direction's donation to the cake sale. Lauren Cassidy, Recruitment Consultant and Stuart Ash, Business Development Officer for New Directions Education were welcomed with open arms into the school, and attendance at the event peaked at around 250 pupils and parents. The whole community […]


FREE NQT Seminar in Swansea

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New Directions Education is the preferred or contracted supplier of staff to over 20 boroughs or local authorities across the UK. In 2012 our team became the preferred recruitment partner of choice to the Welsh education system in 18 boroughs. We strive to ensure that we place our candidates first time, every time. If you are a newly qualified teacher (NQT) looking to start work this academic year, visit our team in Swansea on Thursday 2nd October 2014 to find out how we can help you kick start your career. Location: New Directions Education Ltd 5 Prospect Place, Swansea, SA1 1QP […]


New Directions Education – International Division

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New Directions Education International Division covers all things recruitment for the overseas education community. We spoke with Louise O’Hanlon and Emily Tune - Account Managers for the team about the growth of the business and plans for international travel… Can you tell us about why the International Team was put together? New Directions has been in operation since 1994. That’s 20 years working within the recruitment and training sector. We have worked hard to develop strong relationships with the education communities across England and Wales. As the global market has grown across […]


Teacher Perspective: My Favourite Event in the School Calendar

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We asked a handful of teaching staff - what is your favourite event in the school calendar... It has to be the annual school show that our drama department works so hard to produce every Christmas time. It is lovely to see the hard work and dedication pay off after seeing both teachers and students faces at the end when everyone applauds. It really is the highlight of the year! Miss Wilcox, Drama Teacher The best part of the school year, for me, is the first day back after the summer holidays. Hearing all of the student’s stories about their holiday abroad or their adventures with their […]


New Directions Chairman Takes the #Icebucketchallenge

New Directions co-founder and Chairman Jeff Tune has this week accepted the ice bucket challenge set to him by daughter Emily Tune. Jeff, who is a long time supporter of charities including the NSPCC performed his challenge yesterday evening. In turn, he nominates Gary Williams (Director of Business Development for New Directions Education) Howard Burge (Regional Manager for New Directions Education) and Greg Element (Group Finance Director). Don't forget your donation guys... httpv://youtu.be/VhFOM-dSzB4


Teacher Development: What can new and experienced teachers learn from each other?

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One of the best ways for new and experienced teachers to integrate, sharing their collective experiences, is through mentoring. New teachers can have feelings of doubt and are at pains to admit mistakes they might make. When you enter a new profession it is easy to panic when you think you have made an error in judgment, leading to fear and unnecessary embarrassment. Experienced teachers have been through this tough early stage and, when teamed with a new teacher, can alleviate the pressure, provide assurance that simple mistakes are common in the early stages of a teaching career and impart […]


In the Spotlight: Top tips on raising confidence in students

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Some students will breeze through their education with a natural ability for learning. They soak up every piece of information fed to them and will rarely struggle throughout their academic lives. However learning does not come naturally to every pupil and, whilst some encounter little resistance when taught, others struggle to grasp abstract concepts or find it difficult to apply to their everyday life what they learn in the classroom. For these pupils - they may become despondent and quickly retreat away from education, setting themselves on a path to mediocrity or even failure. Instilling confidence […]


New academic year – how to make your students feel welcome

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Do you remember the feeling you had at the end of the summer holidays? The new school year is approaching fast and you are filled with a mixture of excitement and apprehension. You are happy to be seeing the friends you have missed through the summer, but you are a little nervous about what to expect from your new teacher, classmates and school. It is a natural part of the school experience, but it can certainly be a little scary. As a teacher, what can you do to settle your new students quickly and make them feel at home in their new environment? It may seem obvious, but one of the easiest […]