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  • Parents/Carers

    The Academy closes for the end of term 4 on Friday 5th April and will re-open to students on Wednesday 24th April. We would like to wish you all a safe and restful break. 

Careers Education Information and Guidance (CEIG) at Thomas Deacon Academy  2018/19

For information about Careers Advice and Guidance at TDA contact Hilary Faulkner, 01733 426060 x6179    

 Thomas Deacon Academy: Provider Access Policy

Year 6 Ducks Challenge Year 7 Meet the Professionals Year 8 Dragons Den

Year 6 work in teams to manage their own business making paper ducks which they sell to the buyers for the highest price.

Gatsby Benchmark 4 - Linking curriculum learning to careers.

Business professionals meet groups of Year 7 students who interview them about their transition from school into the world of work.

Gatsby Benchmark 5 - Encounters with employers and employees.

Year 8 entrepreneurs develop a new use for an everyday item and pitch their ideas to a panel of judges from the Peterborough business community.  

Gatsby Benchmark 2 - Learning from career and labour market information.

Year 9 Eyes on The Prize Year 10 Careers Fair Year 11 Careers Interviews


Groups of Year 9 students have their aspirations raised after attending university based workshops.

Gatsby Benchmark 7 - Encounters with Further and Higher Education.

The largest career fair in East Anglia provides opportunities for Year 10 students to meet business professionals and learn more about work place opportunities.

Gatsby Benchmark 3 - Experience of work places.

Every Year 11 student at TDA has a one-to-one careers interview with our Careers Advisor, Mrs Saphia Akbar.  

Gatsby Benchmark 8 - Personal guidance.

Sixth Form Information & Guidance

Post 16 students visit UK universities, the UCAS Convention, visit work places and practise their interview skills to prepare for Higher Education.  

Gatsby Benchmark 3 - Addressing the needs of each pupil. Gatsby Benchmark 6: Experience of work places Gatsby Benchmark 7 Encounters with Higher Education

Year 7

Year 8 Choices Assembly 2018

Year 9 Achievement Pathways 2019

Year 10

Year 11

Sixth Form

 Fast Tomato - On-line careers guidance for 12 - 18 year olds - Please enter to access the website