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Award Winning Recruiter Celebrates a Decade in Wrexham

Wrexham Team with Mayor

A leading education recruiter is celebrating ten years based in Wrexham this month. New Directions Education held a celebration event on 4th September 2018 at their Wrexham Technology Park base attended by over 70 delegates from across the education sector and wider business communities. Jenna Whittam, Branch Manager for the team said of the celebration ‘this is a wonderful opportunity for us to say a personal thank you for embracing us so freely to our North Wales community. To think back to our small beginnings in The Foundry with only two people working tirelessly to make this business […]


Benefits of outdoor learning

We’re sure you can all remember a time when we were younger, running through the woods, jumping in puddles, swinging precariously from trees discovering new and exciting things on our adventures. We enjoyed the rare school trip once or twice a year where we would visit sea aquariums, museums or zoos. For most of us this was all the outdoor learning we experienced, but when we were at home we were rarely inside. Instead, children would fill the streets outside their homes, riding bikes, playing football and other games. Over the years it seems with better technology readily available to […]


School Dinners Around the World

Image of a tray of sandwiches

In the UK for years school dinners have been subject to mockery, campaigns to create a healthier culture and many a playground school rhyme. Our team decided to investigate how we shape up against the rest of the world. We were, at times shocked with what we discovered. In an attempt to make ourselves feel better we headed across the pond to America – they were sure to have school dinners that would outdo our own turkey twizzling offer of the mid-nineties. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that one third of children in America are obese. With a reported typical lunch of […]


The 100 legendary women who could be the first to be immortalised

We would like to wish a huge congratulations to one of our very own Learning Support Assistants, Martha Musonza Holman, founder of Love Zimbabwe charity and Love Zimbabwe CIC who has made the shortlist of 100 legendary welsh women who could be made into Cardiff’s first female statute. The list is made up of 50 historical and 50 present-day women to mark the 100 years of women’s vote. In September, 50 of the historical women will be whittled down to just five by a panel and then put to public vote to decide which of the legendary women will be immortalised into an iron statue. The statue […]


Denbighshire School Receives Donation for Sensory Breaks Project

New Directions Wrexham deliver donation to Ysgol Plas Brondyffryn

Senior Account Manager for our Wrexham team, Rebecca Macintyre was on hand recently at Ysgol Plas Brondyffryn to present the schools with a cheque for funds raised of £300. Rebecca is our point of contact for schools across Denbighshire, and she was delighted to share the presentation with Eleri Thomas from the school and a host of the pupils. Speaking about the opportunity to support the school Rebecca said 'it's always great to give back to our communities. We work with some really inspirational people across North Wales and being able to assist their ambitions as a business within the region […]


Spring Attendance Winners

We were recently invited to one of the schools we work within Liverpool, to present to the lucky winner of the spring attendance prize draw. Kerry one of our account managers from the Wirral office attended St Margaret Mary's Infants Catholic Primary School to present the lucky winner with £50 worth of Chester Zoo vouchers for the Spring attendance prize draw. The children entered into the draw needed to achieve 100% attendance with no late marks from 27th February to 7th April 2017. Kerry met with the school’s Business Manager, Deputy Head of the School Council members and the attendance […]


Rise in weapon attacks in the UK; are our schools safe?

Gang warfare is rife in the UK, especially in London with 50 plus killings so far this year. The steady rise in knife and gun attacks is in direct correlation to this is and has been increasing year-on-year, finally reaching a boiling point in January 2018. This seems to be having a detrimental effect on school children and what they deem as appropriate. In 2016-17 alone, 1,369 weapons were found at schools across the UK- a rise of almost 20% on the previous year. Children are arming themselves and heading off to school, some as young as four have been caught armed with knives and other lethal […]


Boys in skirts, girls in trousers

Should children wear school uniforms? And if so should schools be more flexible in what they wear? In today’s society of gender fluid, trans, gay, hetro individuals why not let boys wear skirts and girls wear trousers? Many schools in the UK have faced recent backlash over the strict rules they enforced on school uniforms. Some were even sending children home if they break the rules; not allowing boys to wear shorts and all children having to keep their blazers on during the hot summer months. Eighty state institutions, including 40 primary schools, have either removed reference to girls and […]


Another Nail Biting Final for the Flintshire Netball County Cup…

We have had the pleasure of supporting the Flintshire Sports Association for three consecutive years now and on Wednesday 25th April we were lucky enough to be invited to watch a big day in the Flintshire Netball world where 17 school teams battled it out for the 2018 County Cup. The whole event was a huge success and the support from all of the parents and staff who attended was overwhelming, making the atmosphere buzz with excitement. All of the teams played exceptionally well and should feel very proud with their performance throughout the matches; the final was especially invigorating with […]


How to create the perfect revision timetable

Whatever you are revising for it is good to set out a plan of action; set times and amount of revision, give yourself goals and rewards. Plan early Preparation is key! Create reminders in your phone of your revision times or setup a calendar on the wall; use something that you will look at every day and works for you, so you can track your progress. Make sure to spread your time out evenly and you give yourself breaks in-between each session so you give your brain a rest. When structuring your revision plan, you must make sure that sufficient “blank” time is left close to the exam to revisit […]