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Girls Under 13 Football Cup Winners Decided on Penalties

The annual Cardiff City Community Foundation and New Directions Education girls under 13 football cup winners for 2017 was concluded yesterday in a dramatic penalty shootout. YGG Llangynwyd pipped a very impressive Bryncelynog to the trophy with an intense session after a game that saw both sides miss vital chances to snatch victory. Speaking about the final and the annual tournament, Howard Burge, National Director said ‘this competition produces increasingly brilliant performances year on year. The challenge for foundation will now surely become handling the amount of interest in girls’ […]

New Directions Sponsor Netball Team

New Directions have once again sponsored the kits for the Netball Team at the University Cathedral Free School in Chester. Sam Pilling , Branch Manager for the Wirral comments, "we are very proud to once again sponsor the kits for the UCF schools netball team." Elanor Leslie, University Cathedral Free School Business Manager says, "just wanted to say a big thank you to New Directions for their continued support!"  

Heolddu Comprehensive Kitted out for Competition

A Caerphilly comprehensive school has been kitted out in a brand-new rugby strip for an upcoming tour they will make across the border in southern England. Heolddu Comprehensive School in Bargoed will make the trip in the coming weeks in a kit donated by leading recruiter New Directions Education. Emma Williams and Laura Jeffreys, Senior Account Managers for the organisation went along to the school to present the kit, Emma said of the donation: ‘Sport and the ability to reach out to new audiences is so important for students. Heolddu are a long-time partner of our team and we wanted […]

Liverpool’s School Business Managers Conference

On Wednesday 18th October, our New Directions Liverpool team attended the Liverpool's School Business Managers Conference at Anfield Stadium. Kerry Dutton, Recruitment Consultant for New Directions attended the event, "It was our first time exhibiting at the Liverpool's School Business Managers Conference. It was a great opportunity to network and raise our brand awareness. Thank you to all the staff for making us feel welcome and look forward to seeing you again in the future." Throughout the event a free prize draw was held, giving our 1st prize winner, Karen Bennett from Rice Lane […]

Helping Year 11 students prepare for their future

On Wednesday 25th October, New Directions Account Managers Sean Crawford and Anica Whitmore were invited to Brynteg School in Bridgend to help conduct mock interviews for their Year 11 students. Along with five other companies, New Directions were invited by Hannah Stephens from Careers Wales to help prepare these 15 and 16 year olds for working life. Sean and Anica interviewed 10 students all of which had a range of interests from engineering, law, nursing and a few young entrepreneurs who want to set up their own business. Anica Whitmore, Account Manager said, “Many of the students were […]

Taking Time Out to Support Lunch Time Supervisors

On 25th October 2017 one of our New Directions Account Managers took time out of her day to support a fantastic bunch of Lunch Time Supervisors. Jen George, former Teacher has spent five years working as part of the New Directions team. She said of her visit to Cardiff-based Kitchener Road Primary School ‘Nick Wilson – Deputy Head for the school invited me in to deliver the training. Nick wanted a fresh face to deliver the refresher session. I met the new Assistant Head John Smith who will line manage the lunch time team, and he sat in on the session. John has an aim to focus on wellbeing […]

Celebrating Supply in Education…

New Directions Education has always strived to work in partnership with our community. From offering an award-winning service to running our own awards and conferences. In 2017 we launched our New Directions Education Partnership Conferences to support schools and their senior management teams. These events were attended by over 400 delegates and were delivered free of charge. Our team facilitated sessions on mindfulness and wellbeing, data protection and leading behavioural change. The feedback from these sessions has been overwhelming, with one head teacher saying ‘Great conference. So […]

Committed to Continuous Professional Development

With half-term fast approaching – our teams across Wales are set to support their supply staff with a series of free training sessions. New Directions Education is committed to working with our supply community to give them access to the types of benefits that permanent members of staff have. Speaking about the upcoming training sessions, Howard Burge, National Director says ‘we have always had a dedication to our supply staff. Working with a recruitment agency can be an isolating experience for some. Our objective is to ensure we give the best possible experience we can to our staff. […]

Christmas Card Design Competition 2017

We are delighted to announce the launch of our annual Christmas card design competition. The competition is open to the entire education community across the UK. How to enter: Simply design your Christmas card on the template provided, fill in the details and return back to us by either post or email. The template can be downloaded here or provided to you by your account manager. Prize: The winning design will be used as our corporate card for the festive season and in addition your school will benefit from a £500 cash prize. The Rules: • Deadline: Friday 10th November 2017 • […]

New Directions Launches Education Partnership Conferences

New Directions Education have launched their inaugural conference series to support Business Leaders and Headteachers within the education sector. The six events across three locations in Wales are delivered free of charge to schools across the country. Covering topics such as Mindfulness and Wellbeing, Data Protection and Leading Behavioural Change, the sessions are a direct response to a community at the heart of the New Directions group of companies. Gary Williams, Director of Business Development for the organisation explains the process behind the conferences ‘we have a deep commitment […]