New Directions Education

Recruitment and Training Specialists in the Education Sector

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New Directions Education has been working with teachers and other education personnel since 1999 to help them secure education jobs in and around England and Wales. Our team is a premier supply teaching agency in the following towns and cities: Aberystwyth, Bangor, Bridgend, Bristol, Cardiff, Cross Hands, Ebbw Vale, Liverpool, Manchester, Swansea, Wirral and Wrexham.

We work closely with our candidates to ensure that the school and college vacancies we register are suitable for individual skill sets and requirements. By working in close partnership with the schools and colleges in our area, we can also work to match our candidates to the most appropriate education jobs close to their homes.

New Directions Education – Recruiting for…

Our teams work with a wide range of personnel from within the education sector to help them secure suitable work. We partner with early years (nurseries), primary, secondary and additional learning needs (ALN) schools as well as colleges and universities.

We help to recruit for the following positions: Cover Supervisor, Secondary Teachers (all subjects), Primary – Foundation, Key Stage 1 (KS1), Key Stage 2 (KS2), Nursery Nurses, Teaching Assistants, Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA), Caretakers, Cleaners, Lunch Time Supervisors, Administration posts, Business Managers, Science Technicians, ICT Technicians, Exam Invigilators, Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs), Student Teachers. Additional Learning Needs (ALN) staff including Teaching Assistants, Higher Level Teaching Assistants and Teachers.

We work closely with Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) throughout the course of their final year to help guide them into their first teaching position post university. Our teams across the UK hold a series of events and seminars to help keep NQTs up-to-date with news and legislation throughout the year. These well attended events keep candidates abreast of sector news and supply teaching vacancies from term to term. For more information about how New Directions Education can help you as an NQT read our information leaflet: NQT FlyerV4


In order to maintain high standards in schools and address the lack of training opportunities available to supply teachers we have produced a programme of high quality training courses run in school holidays. The benefits of enrolling on New Directions Continued Professional Development (CPD) training courses include:

  • You will be raising and maintaining your professional practice as a teacher.
  • You will be able to include details of your CPD training when applying for long term/permanent teaching posts.
  • Our courses are conducted by experienced education trainers who are former or present headteachers or classroom practitioners.
  • The course content is tailored to be appropriate and applicable to supply teachers.
  • You will attend courses with fellow supply teachers.

Resources for candidates

Working as a Supply Teacher can often mean that you have to improvise with feedback to the schools you work within – about behaviour, class engagement and other pertinent issues. Our aim as a your agency is to ensure that you are fully equipped with the right tools to carry out the best possible job. We will soon be producing a series of tools for supply staff to utilise for short or long-term positions. This document is a feedback sheet for you to leave with your supply co-ordinator at the school or college you have worked within…
NDE Supply Feedback Form 2015-16
Welsh Language Feedback Form 2016