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Our Lady Of Perpetual Succour Catholic Primary Crowned Winners

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Our Lady Of Perpetual Succour Catholic Primary were crowned the winners of Widnes Championship Rugby Festival on Thursday 16th June this year. After lots of rain and a thunder storm in the afternoon there was a lot of uncertainty as to whether the event would take place, luckily by 4pm the rain had cleared to make way for clear skies to let play go ahead. After a strong start in the first half it was tough to call the winner. The Our Lady’s Captain took him team to victory by scoring the winning try. Lauran Collins, Account Manager for New Directions Education Wirral branch and First […]

New Directions Wrexham Employee of the Month

Michelle Leach - Wrexham Employee of the Month

New Directions Wrexham have named Michelle Leach as their 'Employee of the Month' for May 2016. Michelle said of the award 'Thank you, it’s a pleasure working with the children everyday. They make the job worth while'. Shannon Mash, Account Manager for New Directions said ' Michelle truly deserves this award, she puts 100% into the role and consistently received excellent feedback. Michelle has been in a long term placement and has settled in as part of the team'.

New Directions ‘Supplier of the Year’ for Second Year


A leading supply and training agency for the education sector has been named ‘Supplier of the Year’ for a second consecutive year at the Welsh National Procurement Awards’. New Directions Education, the ‘managed service provider’ of staff to the education sector throughout Wales was announced as winner at a ceremony held at Bangor University on Friday evening. The awards celebrate achievement in Wales in public procurement, public delivery and tendering. It is described by organisers as ‘an opportunity to for those who buy and supply in the Welsh public sector to celebrate best […]

Marvellous Maths for Halton Borough Council Pupils

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On May 24th and 26th this year an annual music festival took place across Halton Borough Council for over 45 schools and 1,700 students. The theme for this year’s festival, co-ordinated by Janet Whittingham, Performing Arts Manager of Palace Fields Academy was ‘Marvellous Maths’. Each school from across the borough has an opportunity to create their own costume and song based on a key area from the curriculum. The first phase of the festival took place at The Heath School in Runcorn, with Wade Deacon High School in Widnes hosting the second phase a couple of days later. Catherine […]

FREE Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) Seminar


On Wednesday 29th June 2016, our Wrexham branch are hosting a free seminar for NQTs at the Village Hotel Club, St. David's Park, Ewloe, CH5 2YB between 16.30 - 18.30. Why should I attend? This event is to offer crucial information for NQTs looking for work following completion of your Teacher Training. New Directions offers additional financial incentives to NQTs and opportunities to launch your career. Our staff, which includes retired Primary and Secondary Headteachers, will be on hand to discuss current vacancies with schools across North Wales and to offer expert advice on all issues […]

New Directions support local charity


On Friday 27th May we held a bake off and dress down day at the New Directions offices in Cardiff to help raise money for Caroline Newman, Head Teacher from Gladstone in Barry who completed the Wickets N Wheels two day charity cycle ride from Taunton to Miskin (120 miles) on 3rd and 4th June to support and raise money for a charity '2 Wish Upon A Star'. The aim of 2 Wish Upon a Star is to raise funds to improve bereavement services in Wales. Emphasis will be on bereavement support for parents after losing their child suddenly and traumatically. The charity was set up by a lady called Rhian […]

Ysgol Trelogan welcome the Eisteddfod to Flintshire


Ysgol Trelogan were announced as winners in a country wide competition held by Eisteddfod Yr Urdd to decorate the school to Welcome the Eisteddfod to Flintshire. The school got together to take part in the competition, the school council then got involved along with the gardening club. The work soon spread which led to the community and parents who all got involved to make the school look fantastic. The Eisteddford Yr Urdd has not been in Flintshire since 1984. Mrs Heulwen Sharp, Deputy Head Teacher said "We are very grateful to the whole school and the community for their input, it was […]

New Directions Manchester Temp of the Term

Manchester Temp of the term MAY 2016

Leading recruitment and training firm New Directions have named their 'Temp of the Term' for the Manchester office. Rhodri Lloyd won employee of month for April 2016 at Spring Brook Lower School, Oldham, Manchester. Spring Brook School is a school for pupils with social, emotional and mental health difficulties. The school Deputy Head Teacher Ms Toni Thomason has praised Rhodri for his excellent 1:1 work with a pupil at the school. With receiving such positive feedback, the team and Ms Thomason felt this reward was well deserved. Rhodri was presented with an employee of the month certificate […]

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 […]