Your Future- CEIAG

Welcome to the Thornaby Academy's Careers Education, Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG).

Our Policy Statement 


This policy statement sets out the arrangements for managing the access of providers to pupils at the Academy for the purposes of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer. This complies with the Academy’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.

Careers Education Advice and Guidance Policy (2018 - 2020)

Provider access policy statement (2019 - 2020)

Student entitlement

Students in Years 8-11 are entitled:

  • To find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities, as part of a careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point.
  • To hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through options evenings, assemblies and group discussions and taster events.
  • To understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses.

Management of provider access requests


A provider wishing to request access should contact: Donna Butcher - Principal or Diane Griffiths - Assistant Principal

Telephone: (01642) 763244

Opportunities for access

A number of events, integrated into the school careers programme, will offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to pupils and/or their parents – please see Appendix 1: Annual Calendar of Events.

Please speak to our named Careers Lead to identify the most suitable opportunity for you.  The Academy’s policy on safeguarding sets out the approach to allowing providers into school as visitors to talk to our students.  The Safeguarding Policy is available here:

Thornaby Academy Safeguarding Policy 

Premises and facilities

The Academy will make the atriums, classrooms or private meeting rooms available for discussions between the provider and students, as appropriate to the activity. We will also make available AV and other specialist equipment to support provider presentations. This will all be discussed and agreed in advance of the visit with the Careers Lead.  Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature with our Careers Lead who will distribute the relevant information to pupils.

To access more information about our careers programme or for any careers related questions please contact Donna Butcher - Principal or Diane Griffiths - Assistant Principal on 01642 763244 or via email:

This information will next be reviewed April 2020.

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Geoff Payne – Careers and Enterprize advisor

LBE Engineering Limited was formed in 2015 and is a steel and pipework fabrication company carrying out works for local companies such as Connoco Phillips, Lionweld Kennedy, Fine Industries, Cleansing Services Group and many more. We also work for Saint Gobain Glass and Adler and Allen (we carried out works on Ascension Island for this company). We operate from a 12000 square foot workshop and on customer's sites. We have a number of converted shipping containers which are fully fitted site workshop facilities for setting up on customer's sites  where they have no facilities or are unwilling to share their facilities.

We currently have a workforce of 20 skilled personnel and office staff. This is expanded and contracted as required by the use of Agency labour. The skills we look for are coded welders, platers and mechanical fitters.

The website address is