In association with New Directions, a recruitment and training provider we are delighted to be able to offer an Academy Recruitment Product which is aimed at establishing a value-for-money, comprehensive service which offers schools and management teams bespoke staffing and support solutions.

We’re legal experts in a multitude of disciplines and where necessary, work in conjunction with and retain the services specialist and experienced barristers in this demanding area. Our Solicitors provide all aspects of support for Human Resources and we are committed to supporting you to meet the challenges of the changing roles in school governance and to supporting your governing body.

The below outlines the types of services and advice we offer

  • Unlimited access to our Employment Law Helpline
  • Full Employment Law Services
  • TUPE Advice
  • Employment Contracts & Handbooks
  • Drafting of Policies & Procedures
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution such as Mediation & Arbitration
  • Free briefings as and when required
  • Governor Support

What does the package include?

The academy product offers a range of services, allowing us to create tailor-made recruitment packages, reflecting the respective objectives of both candidates and schools, that meet your financial objectives.


We can provide planned and emergency cover for a range of permanent and temporary vacancies enabling schools to maintain their own high standards.


This is a managed Payroll service which enables you to focus your resources on core business activities, safe in the knowledge New Directions’ payroll experts are managing the requirements on your behalf


To ensure the best development opportunities and high school standards, we offer a number of training modules.

Legal Advice

On hand Solicitors available to provide free briefings when required and much more.

HR Advice

Help employees to implement a professional, well structured HR system.

Online DBS

In direct response to an ever challenging environment and increasing business needs was can offer a rapid return data and barring checking facility to its clients.

Governor Support

We are committed to supporting you to meet the challenges of the changing roles in school governance and to supporting your governing body at every level.

If you would like further information then please download our free PDF of The Academy Brochure

New Directions pride themselves with being honest, principled and approachable matching our ethos here at CM Solicitors. We’re both progressive and innovative creating a great partnership. A few of New Directions achievements over the years are listed as follows;

Currently work with over 2,000 schools across the UK.
Preferred supplier of education personnel for 19 LEA’s
Awarded the quality mark for England and Wales
Affiliated to the recruitment and employment confederation (REC)
Other supply services include Care Workers and Pharmacists
Legal experts in all relevant disciplines
Retaining the services of specialist and experienced barristers from the largest set in the UK.

If you are interested in this product then please contact us for further details by either by completing the enquiry form at the side of this page or call 0800 1 444 111

Contact us today on 0800 1 444 111