Testimonials - Candidate
As an NQT it can be difficult to find yourself a full time position or even get supply from-time-to time. But fortunately for myself I found New Directions Supply. Luckily for myself within a week of signing with the company I found myself beginning my journey as a Supply teacher.
Within a matter of weeks I found that I had made plenty of connections with a wide variety of schools who luckily for myself kept asking myself to go back and do supply in their schools. Because I had these strong connections and impressed while at these schools I got recommended for a full time position after the first term. This would not have been possible if not for the support and commitment of New Directions.
My point of contact within the Swansea branch of New Directions was Kirsty. From the moment we met I felt at ease and comfortable. Confidence was evident that Kirsty believed that I would receive enough work and create these connections. She was correct.
I cannot emphasise enough how well New Directions helped me develop myself and I have already referred a few friends who have qualified or will be qualifying as teachers to go to New Directions
Luke, Welsh Medium Teacher , Neath Port Talbot
My Account Manager, has been brilliant. He is always positive, is open to get feedback and offer support and makes every effort to find work which suits my needs and is very organised (confirming placements, contact details immediately after phone calls) My highlight of working with New Directions as a teacher is when I see children having fun learning.
James, Primary Teacher from Monmouth
The agency has been a great support throughout my first 2 years of qualifying as a teacher, I have gained confidence and have experienced the best teaching practices I could possibly imagine through the help of new directions, I am so happy that I decided to join your agency through recommendations and I stuck with you and only your agency for the 2 years until I found myself a permanent position.
I will be forever grateful that I had the experience of working alongside my account manager as she is very professional and her work ethic is phenomenal. My account manager was always there as a helping hand and I felt completely at ease to reach out to her if I ever needed any support.
I am very grateful to you as an agency for all the work you have provided, and also this new experience of a permanent position.
Ffion, Welsh Medium Primary Teacher, Carmarthenshire
I have been with New Directions past two years now and I have nothing but praise for the company. This year has been as good as the year before that for me. The staff are always friendly and very professional, especially my Account Manager, who is always prompt in getting back to me whenever need be. I have had a variety of work opportunities from New Directions this year, and it has suited perfectly well around my university and personal life commitments. I never cease to recommend New Directions to my family and friends, and feel proud to be affiliated with the company. I want to congratulate New Directions for the fabulous job they have been doing and want to wish them all the very best for the years to come.
Level 3 Teaching Assistant
Elizabeth, Level 3 Teaching Assistant, Cardiff
I have been registered for Learning Support Assistant work with New Directions for seven months. I was contacted by the Additional Learning Needs account manager who offered me positions in specialist Additional Learning Needs Schools. She has been amazing at finding me work and I can’t thank her enough for giving me the opportunity to work in a variety of different classroom environments. One of the posts I have been working in via New Directions was advertised as a permanent role and I was lucky enough to get the post. I value all of the experiences I have had within the Additional Learning Needs Schools and I would definitely recommend New Directions Education for anyone looking to gain experience in Mainstream and Additional Learning Needs Education.
Angharad, Level 3 Learning Support Assistant, Cardiff
I registered with New Directions Education and my account manager on the Additional Learning Needs team recognised my skill set and ensured I was placed within an Additional Learning Needs School. The School placement I went to was my first with New Directions and appropriately fitted my skill set. Being in the right role has allowed me to excel in my position and has secured me a permanent full time role within the School.
Paul, Learning Support Assistant, Cardiff
I just wanted to say thank you so much for all your support in finding me such an ideal placement so quickly after my registration with New Directions. It’s so reassuring to know that you’re always there to respond so quickly to my emails or text messages for any little question I may have.
Aqsa, Classroom Assistant, Cardiff
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