For Schools & Colleges

Two decades of trust

Since 1999 we’ve been one of the premier supply teaching recruitment and training agencies to the education community across England and Wales.

We offer a service that reflects the needs of our clients, including supply teaching recruitment and training solutions for primary, secondary, additional learning needs (ALN) and Further Education (FE) establishments. 

Contact the team today

Man stands with arms crossed

Why choose New Directions Education?

New Directions Education has an extensive database of over 10,000 candidates with coverage across England and Wales.

All staff have a valid Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and every candidate is interviewed face-to-face by an expert education account manager to ensure the highest quality standards.

We also provide CPD (Continuing Professional Development) training courses to ensure our candidates are of the very highest calibre. We also provide the option to register your own supply staff with us in order to make cost savings.

Your dedicated account manager will work with you to gain a complete understanding of your requirements and our on call service operates outside office hours and until 9pm daily, to deal with your requirements seven days a week. New Directions Education is also a corporate member of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC).

Woman holding a tablet

Rest assured we have it covered

Over two decades we have helped countless schools, colleges, and universities fulfil their recruitment and training needs.

We conduct a thorough screening process when registering candidates to for New Directions. 

Every person undergoes a one-to-one interview with a designated account manager.

All candidates hold a valid Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS) (formerly CRB) which is renewed annually.

Leah Espley, Head of Quality & Compliance for New Directions Education comments: 

“Our commitment to achieving and maintaining the highest standards in recruitment is reflected in our attainment of the REC Education Audited accreditation, for the ‘gold standard in recruitment’. We ensure all our candidates meet benchmarks in quality through our thorough vetting process. Safeguarding is at the heart of what we do as a business. We do not compromise on the quality of our candidates and hold our clients’ needs in mind. Our process for screening is extremely thorough and not deviated from at any time.”

Please find further information in our guide for our Compliance Procedures.

Our team offers an out-of-hours service to ensure we work to fill all vacancies. 

If you need cover for short or long-term periods, our teams in Abertillery, Aberystwyth,  Bridgend, Bristol, Cardiff, Cross Hands, Swansea, Wirral and Wrexham are available from 7.00am until 9.00pm, seven days a week. 

Please find full details of our hours of operation on our on call services section.

New Directions Education benefits from an in-house training team.

By working closely with schools and colleges across England and Wales we can provide certified and bespoke training to meet individual and team needs.

From Safeguarding of Children to Autism Awareness, our portfolio is extensive and we can also design and deliver bespoke courses either at our sites across the UK or in-house at your premises.

Our expert training team delivers flexibility and quality training at competitive prices. Visit the training section for more information.