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Supporting Behaviour Management in Schools – a blog by Gary Williams

In recent years our business has really changed shape in terms of how we work to support our community. Of course quintessentially we are a supply agency. However, beyond the work we do to provide schools and colleges with cover staff – we try to uphold the ambitions for the sector as a whole. Last week a BBC report* identified an issue in our classrooms surrounding the hot topic of ‘behaviour management’. Behaviour Tsar Tom Bennett delivers an insight to the subject in his report ‘Creating a Culture: How school leaders can optimise behaviour’ where he comments that ‘there is sufficient […]

Ysgol Carrog win £100 of books!

In honour of World Book Day, which was celebrated on Thursday 2nd March, our Wrexham office held a competition amongst their schools to find the best dressed child. Our team of judges, made up of a number of staff from New Directions agreed that the prize should go to Dante, a reception pupil from Ysgol Carrog who had dressed as a The Stick Man. Dante received a small prize as well as winning £100 worth of books for the school. Jayne Davies, Head Teacher of Ysgol Carrog commented, "World Book Day is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the world of imagination and words and this prize will […]

St. Peters RC Primary School represent South Wales in National Football Competition

New Directions Football Competition

Earlier in the year we reported that St. Peters had won the New Directions Football Competition Foundation Kids Cup winners for 2017, sponsored by Cardiff City FC. This gave St. Peters the opportunity to play at Brentford in the next stage of the competition. On Thursday 9th March, New Directions Business Development Office, Peter Cornelious, Cardiff Primary Account Manager, Chloe Evans and Dean Pymble from Cardiff City FC presented the football team from St. Peters certificates for their fantastic achievement. Deputy Headteacher, Mrs. McLister comments, "St. Peters relished the opportunity […]

New Directions crowned: Best in Education & Domiciliary Recruitment – UK

New Directions are delighted to be awarded 'Best in Education & Domiciliary Recruitment - UK' in the 2017 Business Excellence Awards, the first award of 2017. This comes after already being shortlisted for a number of awards this year, including being announced as a Cardiff Life Finalist for a second year for Best Company. Industry awards enhance our reputation as a brand and we are always delighted when we are recognised as specialists within our industry. Jeff Tune, Chairman for New Directions comments, "We have had a number of awards for our Education recruitment, however to be recognised […]

Catholic Schools Achievement Recognised with Awards Ceremony

The Archdiocese of Liverpool has had the efforts of schools within their community recognised with an awards ceremony held in Liverpool on Friday March 3rd 2017. The Awards, brainchild of the Director of Schools and Colleges, Tim Warren, honoured 11 winners in a sparkling celebration held at the prestigious Liver Buildings on Friday afternoon in Liverpool. The event was organised and sponsored by leading recruitment and training specialists New Directions Education and was attended by over 150 delegates. The event was opened by The Most Reverend Malcolm McMahon OP, Archbishop of Liverpool, […]

Supporting the local community

New Directions Aberystwyth are delighted to support the local community by recently sponsoring Llwyn Yr Eos School to help them with their sports kits. Matthew Lloyd, Account Manager for our Aberystwyth office delivered the cheque to the school, who commented, "it is a pleasure to be able to support them any way we can." Annwen James, School Administrator for Llwyn Yr Eos says, "We enjoy a healthy working relationship with New Directions which is proven to be mutually beneficial. Thank you to New Directions for their contribution."

World Book Day Tour

Every year New Directions Education celebrates World Book Day alongside their schools. This year, Senior Recruitment Consultant, Jennifer Morrison and Bookings Consultant, Mark Montieth went on a World Book Day tour of local primary schools around Wirral. They saw some fantastic costumes and the level of commitment for all schools was 100%. The schools welcomed Jen and mark to take some photos and each gave an outline of their day. The variety of activities and ideas was great. Brookdale Primary …. For World Book Day, the staff and pupils dressed up as characters from their favourite […]

Tranmere Rovers Football Tournament 2017

New Directions Education has been working closely with Tranmere Rovers in the Community in sponsoring their annual football tournament with Wirral and Cheshire Primary schools. So far the competition has been of a high standard and staff at the club have praised the "100% effort put in". The first leg of the tournament will be for the boys with the final being on 7/3/17. The second leg is for the girls with their final being on 8/3/17. The teams that have successfully got through to the next stages are: St Joseph's Catholic Primary in Birkenhead, Gayton primary, Irby Primary, Somerville Primary, […]

Pontllanfraith Playground Project

On Wednesday 15th February, New Directions Account Manager, Gemma Hill and Business Development Manager, Peter Cornelious visited Pontllanfraith Primary School to donate £300 towards their new playground equipment. The children at Pontllanfraith Primary School have previously been using an old yard which was small, in poor condition and lacked security. They have recently moved the yard where the car park used to be at the front of the school and have been raising money to bring the new yard up to scratch. Angela Taylor, Headteacher at Pontllanfraith Primary School told us, "We've been successful […]

Celebrating Success – Trophies and Beyond…a blog by Howard Burge

As I walked into the office this morning I passed our perfectly polished trophy cabinet. I have to admit that it does provoke a sense of pride knowing that the hard work of our teams across the UK has been acknowledged. Each week the workforce of Great Britain turns up to their place of employment and dedicates their time (hopefully) to creating a better tomorrow for their organisation – of course the reward generally is a remuneration package, a salary and healthy benefits. With the exception of those that do so much for charity, there is normally financial reward. Here in our team we […]