On Friday 9th November staff from New Directions Birmingham attended an event at Newman University College. The event was an opportunity for students to find out more about the supply teaching route. New Directions staff were on hand to answer questions and provide guidance on how it could help in their future teaching aspirations.
Katie Coates, speaking on behalf of New Directions Education Limited commented ‘With Newman University College being ranked ninth in the UK for teaching excellence, we were expecting a high calibre of students on the day, we were not disappointed. We will be working with the Newly Qualified Teachers (NQT’s) we met over the next few months to match them to suitable schools in the local area’
Jacki Barnett, Employer Liaison and Careers Assistant / Advice and Guidance Worker at the college commented “Everyone was very positive about the event of Friday; certainly my colleagues felt that it had gone well. We look forward to seeing you in the New Year at the next one”
Being founded as recently as 1968, the college buildings are modern and purpose-built. The campus is arranged around a series of inner quadrangles of lawns and trees. Halls of residence provide single study-bedrooms for over 200 students, conveniently adjacent to the teaching areas and well-stocked library. Over £20 million is being invested on improving the campus for students, including a vibrant new-build entrance and state-of-the-art library, creating a modern and attractive learning environment.