Testimonials - Candidate
I initially found out about New Directions Education via searching on the internet. I found the registration simple and was introduced to Matthew who looks after me and my bookings. Matthew is always positive and a pleasure to deal with – both over the phone and in person; Matt even got me into work straight away as an exam invigilator before the summer break. I have now completed my Level 1 Cover Supervisor Course which will enhance my chances of getting work locally. Matt has been outstanding overall. His optimism, support and general demeanour makes him a pleasure to deal with.
Mr C. Reynolds – Cover Supervisor on the Wirral
I came to hear about New Directions Education through a former employee of theirs, who working in the school I was completing my PGCE training at. I found the registration process efficient and Matt was helpful and honest. Throughout the registration process, Matt kept me well informed, up to date and provided me with the necessary and important information needed to get compliant. I would recommend New Directions Education and Matt to future colleagues and friends.
Mr Edwards – Secondary NQT
I came to hear about Matthew and New Directions Education through reading an online advert requesting English Teachers. The advert immediately attracted me because of its apparent honesty and because it also offered the opportunity to work with Matthew, who was once a Teacher and Senior Leader.
During the initial process, I found Matthew to be professional; providing me with immediate answers and feeling confident in the information I received.
As the registration process progressed, I came into the Wirral branch and found Matthew to be down to earth, knowledgeable, friendly and honest. In particular, he made me feel at home and I left confidently knowing he would do his best for me; not making false promises.
In the end, we spent almost 2 hours talking and getting to know each others backgrounds, which is important when finding the perfect or near perfect role which, in this day and age, is rare indeed. It shows commitment.
Without doubt, I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending both Matthew and New Directions Education in the future.
Mr Cookson – Secondary English Teacher; Cheshire
I have been working for New Directions for over 2 years and my Account Manager Gemma has been an approachable and friendly point of contact. I felt I could approach her with any issues that I had. Gemma regularly contacted me for feedback about the schools I was asked to supply in and always made sure I was happy in the schools I was asked to cover.
New Directions always provided me with a good range of work. They always tried to take into consideration the travel distance and tried to fit the work around my preference of age range and preferred schools. I am grateful to Gemma and New Directions for providing me with long term supply which turned into a contract from the school. I have thoroughly enjoyed working for New Directions.
I would definitely recommend New Directions.
Primary Teacher, Amy, Cwmbran
It has been a pleasure working with Matthew at the Wirral Office. Through talking to Matthew, it is evident that he is a well-respected, hardworking professional, who will go out of his way to help me get work. And he does! On a regular basis which is great!
I have built up a good relationship with him and he fully understands what I am looking for in terms of work. I know that I can ring him at any point in the day and he will always listen to what I have to say and act upon it if necessary.
Matthew met all my work requirements and gets me teachers’ rate work within the local area. The schools I have worked in have always been of a good standard and I have enjoyed liaising with them.
Thankfully, Matthew managed to get me long term, supply work at a high, achieving school on the Wirral, which was amazing. I thoroughly enjoyed it there and would love to go back. He also helped me with my letter of application. Matt’s general day to day activities, emails, bookings etc. are always outstanding and I look forward to working with him in 2018.
If I was to sum Matt up, he is efficient, professional and reliable.
Miss L Jones, Secondary School Teacher, Wirral
I have worked with Chloe for most of my time at New Directions . She has always been very friendly, approachable and very professional and I have nothing but praise for the way that she has communicated with me throughout my time at the agency. She has always been there at the end of the phone – particularly on a Monday morning when I’ve forgotten to complete my time sheet (which was very often!!!! ). My highlight of working with New Directions is working with Chloe. Thank you Chloe for all your support again this year! You’ve certainly made things easier for me!!!
Kath – Primary Teacher, RCT
I joined New Directions as a NQT and was very apprehensive. My account manager Chloe soon put my mind at ease. She is very friendly and helpful if I have a problem I don’t hesitate to contact her. Working with New Directions has been so straightforward and I’ve really enjoyed my first year with them.
One highlight has been being able to go back to the same schools and building relationships with the staff and pupils at those schools. It’s helped make me feel part of a team even though I’m only there every now and again.
I have found the online training provided with New Directions very useful and it’s helped with my continuing professional development . I’ve also been able to complete my NQT year because of the quantity of work provided.
Primary School Teacher, RCT
I have been working for New Directions over five years and Chloe is my contact manager from last two to three years. She is polite, approachable and very helpful. She understands my requirements and tries to find suitable work for me. I don’t work for New Directions as much as my other agency but always get work when I’m looking for it. New Directions is a big agency and can provide work to cater individual needs.
Primary School Teacher, RCT
Excellent communication. Carley regularly contacts me and has given me a lot of work. Very friendly and professional. I have a good working relationship with Carley.
Highlight of working with New Directions is I have been given the opportunity to work at some lovely schools. I was lucky enough to work on a weekly basis at Caedraw Primary School for the last 16 months which was a privilege. I would recommend New Directions, I enjoy working for New Directions and am happy with all the opportunities they have given me.
Primary Teacher, Cardiff Team
Matt is a great account manager. He maintains regular contact with me and is always friendly, polite and chatty on the phone. He keeps me up dated with work and information regularly and tries to solve queries I have as quickly as possible. He takes interest in me as a person and has enabled me to have opportunities working in an ALN school though contact with another account manager and helped me to secure a long term supply position. When I have left messages for Matt both telephone and email he always response very promptly.
Highlight of working with New Directions: Being able to secure a long term supply contract with the help of New Directions and Matthew at Heolgerrig Primary School.
Emma – teacher from Merthyr Tydifil