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We are one of the largest education recruitment and training specialists for both supply and permanent staff in the UK, and we have been named as a preferred supplier of staff to the education sector across Wales as part of the Welsh Government’s National Procurement Service framework.

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Our expert team are here to work with you, helping you to find the right placement in your local area. We work in partnership with you to ensure we match you to the perfect role. Discover the range of candidate benefits and browse the latest vacancies.

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For schools & colleges

Since 1999 we’ve been one of the premier supply teaching recruitment and training agencies to the education community across England and Wales. We are committed to providing our clients with the very highest calibre supply staff. Discover what sets New Directions apart.

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Latest job vacancies

Additional Learning Needs (ALN) Teacher


£127.72 per day

Duration: Ongoing

Teaching Assistant



Duration: Ongoing


Emotional & Behavioural Teaching Assistant


£56.34 per day

Duration: Ongoing

Key Stage 2 (KS2) Teacher


127.72 per day

Duration: Ongoing

Welsh Speaking Cover Supervisor Role in Cardiff


£80 - £90 per day

Duration: Ongoing

Specialist Maths Teacher


£127.72 - £140 per day

Duration: Ongoing

Level 3 Learning Support Assistant (L3 LSA)


£9.39 per hour

Duration: Ongoing

Level 5 Learning Support Assistant (L5 LSA)


£9.39 per hour

Duration: Ongoing

Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)


£70 - £80 per day

Duration: Ongoing

Maths Tutor – 1:1


£21.00 - £30.00 per hour

Duration: Ongoing

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What makes New Directions Education different?

With two decades of experience, and registering over 250,000 jobs in schools, colleges and universities each year, we are committed to finding education staff the right job, the first time.

The benefits of working with us include:

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    Guaranteed payment scheme

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    FREE continuous professional development for candidates

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    Competitive rates of pay

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    Industry events and conferences

Tom is always contactable and very helpful when organising job opportunities. He is easy to talk to and a very happy, cheerful person! My highlight of working with New Directions is going to different schools and meeting different kinds of children with different backgrounds.  

Olivia Cover Supervisor

I have had excellent communication via email and phone with both Dan and Hannah since registering with New Directions Education and ongoing thereafter. They are both very helpful and friendly. Since working with New Directions I’ve had daily work which is great!  

Lydia Cover Supervisor

I have worked with New Directions for over a year and have had the pleasure of working with Stuart from the very beginning. He has always been extremely professional and has guaranteed me work with the company which has allowed me to develop professionally and have incredible experiences in a range of different schools. This has fortunately developed into a…

Jenifer Evans Learning Support Assistant

I have good relationships with the staff at New Directions. They have welcomed me with an open-door policy in their office with advance warning, where they invited me to their new Merthyr office when it opened. New Directions Merthyr office is easy to get in contact with. The team are very approachable, I will always have an email or phone…

Michael FE Teacher

Tom is Efficient, organised and always ready to help when the need arises. I have no complaints about Tom's ability. The highlight of working with New Directions is that it’s all done for me. I just turn up on the day!  

Teacher Merthyr