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Helping Students Protect their Reputations on Social Media

On Wednesday 10th May 2016, New Directions Education was invited to speak with students at the University of South Wales (USW) about the pitfalls of social media. This is the third consecutive year the organisation has been invited to discuss the ‘hot topic’ with teachers and academics of the future. Carolyn Pearse, Communications and Marketing Officer for New Directions, and former student of USW explained why their business gets involved with such a topical subject: “The question that social media raises in 2017 is not ‘if’ you use it, but rather ‘how’ you use it. The most […]


The Go Girl Academy

New Directions are proud supporters of the Go Girl Academy which was founded by Cardiff based entrepreneur, Wenda James-Rowe. The Go Girl Academy runs workshops for girls aged 10-18 years to promote self-confidence, positive body image, health and well-being. During the Easter holidays a three day workshop was held at the Vale Hotel. During day 1 of the academy the girls had been delivered a session on mindfulness and a dance session which all the girls seemed to enjoy. Carolyn Pearse, Communications and Marketing Officer for New Directions joined the girls on day 2 of the workshop to see […]


New Directions Donates Tablets to Alternative Learning Project in RCT

Leading education recruitment and training provider New Directions have donated five ASUS Transformer Book Laptop / Tablets to an alternative learning project in Rhondda Cynon Taff. Howard Burge, National Director and Jon Evans, Alternative Learning Needs Branch Manager from New Directions were joined by ex Welsh Rugby International Morgan Stoddart to present the tablets. The tablets will enable all leaners to access education remotely using cutting edge technology to enhance their all-round learning experience. New Directions have been working in partnership with Rhondda Cynon Taff Alternative […]


Tranmere Rovers Football Final for Wirral Primary Schools

Congratulations to the two primary schools in Wirral that have recently taken part in a football tournament organised by Tranmere Rovers in the community. New Directions are proud sponsors of this event each year and is looking forward to visiting schools after the holidays to present certificates and hopefully get some good team photos. Well done to St. Johns Junior School who won the boys match, narrowly beating Gayton Primary. Also a big well done to Our Lady and St Edwards who played brilliantly in the girls competition final. Shirley Waring, comments from Tranmere Football Club, "We […]


Local Recruiter in Flurry of Awards

A leading Wrexham-based recruitment agency has kicked off 2017 with a record breaking flurry of business awards. The New Directions Education team based in Kingsway House in Wrexham Technology Park were announced last week as finalists in the Business Insider North Wales Awards to add to their accolades to date so far. Speaking about the impressive performance, Branch Manager Jenna Whittam said ‘Our home in Wrexham is very special to us – we have invested in the region since 2008. In that time we have worked with some really inspirational schools, teachers and other staff. This shortlisting […]


New Directions Wrexham Name Employee of the Month

Image of Owen Peters and Certificate

New Directions Education Wrexham have announced their 'Employee of the Month' for February 2017. Owen Peters has been working in collaboration with Shannon Mash, Account Manager for the North Wales team since the start of the 2016/17 academic term. Shannon explained why Owen was selected for the accolade 'Owen Peters was awarded Employee of the month for February, he has been working in Sealand Primary – Flintshire school since September and is very much a part of the team there. He is reliable, hard working and a passionate about his role in the Sealand. It gives me great pleasure awarding […]


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 […]


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