Testimonials - Candidate
New Directions have been fantastic to work for from the start they have been very supportive and very easy to communicate with. I am able to discuss any queries with them that I have had and have been in frequent contact with them.
The highlight is being provided with free training courses to help professional development not all agencies do this and I think it is a really nice service that New Directions supply.
Chloe has been very friendly and easy to get on with she is always available to help with any queries.
Clara, Primary Teacher
I have been working for New Directions for about three months now and I have been happy and impressed how they have treated and supported me as an employee particularly Lauran Collins. I started working as a Caretaker soon after being Interviewed and getting through the procedure/s. I worked for a school for 9 weeks and I’m now on my second work placement as a Caretaker, which is great, I hope the work keeps coming in as it has been and Lauren keeps supporting me in my future employment.
Matt has had a positive impact on my teaching experiences. Instead of treating me like a number on the ND books he treats me as an individual human being. By saying this I mean he regularly checks up on me to see how I am and always fits the work around me. He is very reliable and ensures that I get regular teaching practice.
I would just like to say a massive thanks to each person who is part of the ND team. They have been amazing with getting to know me as a person and getting me regular work across a range of schools.
Thanks to this great organisation, I have been given the opportunity to continue to develop my teaching practice. When I need them I know they will always be there.
Brandon Primary Teacher Torfaen
Hi Stuart, I just wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU for the time you spent placing me in schools last term. Out of all the agencies I joined last September, you were by far the best. You always found me a placement and kept me in work, which was very important for me. Furthermore, you matched me with great schools in the location I needed (location was always key) and ensured I was kept informed and updated for any potential opportunities arising.
I will definitely use your services again in the future and will always recommend you.
Lisa – Teaching Assistant – Llanelli
I couldn’t hope for anybody better to work with than Chloe. She always keeps me up to date with what’s happening and why it’s happening. I never have to worry about any part of working for New Directions and we regularly catch up with each other on what is happening. Chloe makes working with New Directions a pleasure.
I love it when I’m not expecting to get work – either because of the time of the year or because of weather conditions – but you get me bookings anyway. Those are definitely highlights.
I would recommend New Directions.
Keep doing what you’re doing in the way that you’re doing it. At the moment it feels like New Directions has hit the sweet spot where efficiency and community are working in perfect harmony.
John, Primary Teacher
Chloe has been an excellent account manager. She is very professional, friendly, helpful and approachable. She has been very understanding and accommodating about my variable availability and circumstances over the year.
Chloe maintains regular contact and I have found her to be very reliable.
The increasing range and availability of CPD courses is a new highlight. I haven’t been able to take advantage of them this year but it is good to see that side of supply being given more attention.
Deborah, Primary Teacher
Chloe has always been quick to reply to any query, flexible with my ever changing weekly timetable and understanding when my home life dictates when I am available.
I love working at the school where I’ve been for four years. Prior to that I liked the fact that I was never pressured if I was unable to work.
I would recommend New Directions.
Jayne, Primary Teacher
Chloe is always happy to help, and has gotten me work always and long term contracts as I wished. Chloe is really friendly, reliable and easily contactable.
My highlight has been how easy it is to get through to Chloe and how helpful she is. I have always had work. All the staff on the teaching line that I have spoken to have always been friendly and very helpful.
Chloe would 100% get a 10/10 from me!
Bryony, Primary Teacher
Chloe is very easy to work with. Always professional and courteous, always happy to answer any questions I might have. I asked for some long term placements in schools and was given that opportunity.
I would recommend New Directions to anyone.
Dieter, Primary Teacher
I have been working with New Directions for over five years and I only have great things to say about Becky. I have found she goes above and beyond for every individual she helps and works with. The highlight of working with New Directions is that they have found me some of the best places to teach. I can only speak so highly and praise all staff in the Cardiff office, they always do their very best for all the candidates requirements.
Ralph Testimonial, Further Education