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New Directions Supports Welsh Language Festival

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Leading Welsh recruitment agency New Directions sponsored the nationally renowned Tafwyl festival school tent. Supporting Welsh language in schools across the Cardiff area, the tent showcased performances from schools including song, dance and dramatic performances of over 5,000 pupils from the region. The Tafwyl festival organised by Menter Iaith Caerdydd, has been Cardiff’s Welsh language festival since 2006 had over 35,000 people attend in 2015. The event supports the 36,735 Welsh language speakers in the capital and encourages continuity and growth of the language. Speaking about […]

Creating a buzz in schools around Cardiff


New Directions are proud to be sponsoring the Pollen8 project. A government funded project through Cardiff University. They are aiming to donate to many Primary Schools in the Cardiff area a free bee hive and bees, also offering training and profit from the honey they produce. The aim of the project is to educate the pupils on life within the hives and how bees work together to create the honey. Julian Rees of Pollen8 Cymru: “The opportunity to show local children fully ‘operational’ beehives is incredible; the students have an amazing fascination of these tiny creatures.” Mrs Davies […]

Recruiter gets his runners on for charity…


A leading Senior Account Manager with award winning agency New Directions Education has raised £438 for the charity British Heart Foundation. James Evans who works to provide primary schools across the Newport area with supply staff pulled on his running shoes to run the JCP Swansea Half Marathon on June 26th this year. Speaking about the marathon and his choice of charity James said ‘The charity is close to my heart (no pun intended). I have people who are very close to me living with heart conditions that may need to call upon the work carried out by this brilliant charity at a future […]

Archdiocese of Liverpool announces Awards to be launched next academic year

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The Archdiocese of Liverpool is set to celebrate success with an awards ceremony sponsored by local recruitment and training agency New Directions Education. The Liverpool Archdiocese Awards will recognise schools and individuals within the Archdiocese community in 12 categories. The awards will be hosted at the prestigious Liver Buildings in what is set to be a stunning red carpet event. Three schools shortlisted for each of the 12 awards will be able to send a party of three (some pupils, some staff) to attend the lunch on Friday March 3rd 2017. Speaking about the decision to sponsor […]

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 […]