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Your careers team


Wootton Academy Trust has a dedicated and experienced careers team who are here to help guide students through their career and future options. Our Head of Careers and Careers Advisers are all fully qualified level 6/7 careers practitioner with many years’ experience and specialist training and counselling skills.

Head of Careers (Careers Leader) - Mrs Yvonne Ashby –
Available on:

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday – Kimberley College
Tuesday and Friday – Wootton Upper School

Wootton Upper School


Careers Coordinator - Mrs Paula Riding –

Available on Monday - Friday – Wootton Upper School

Careers Adviser (Bedford Borough Council) – Miss Faye Gadsby -
Available on Monday and Tuesday – Wootton Upper School


Kimberley College


Careers and Work Experience Administrator – Ms Becky Rexworthy –


Careers Adviser (Watch your career bloom) – Mrs Rebecca Jordan –
Available on Wednesday and some Fridays – Kimberley College


To request a careers appointment, students can request one through their tutor or contact Mrs Riding at Wootton Upper School/Ms Rexworthy at Kimberley College.

CEIAG provision across the trust is also monitored by:


Deputy Head of School – Mrs Katy Enser
CEIAG Link Governor (Wootton) – Ms Rachel Palmer
CEIAG Link Governor (Kimberley) – Mr Phil Marquand

Our commitment to you

Wootton Academy Trust seeks to provide a planned programme of careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) for students in partnership with Bedford Borough Council, Hertfordshire County Council, independent Careers Advisers, training and HE providers, businesses, parents, alumni and other external agencies. Details of this programme can be found in the Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 sections. The trust’s ambition is to ensure that all students leave equipped with the relevant skills and knowledge required to successfully support their entry to the next stage of their development. To this end, the trust’s CEIAG programme has three main aims:


  • Self-Development – enabling students to understand themselves, their strengths and the influences on them, acquiring the core competencies and skills necessary to enable them to access range of opportunities 

  • Career Exploration – investigation of opportunities in learning and work, understanding the changing world of work and labour market information 

  • Career Management – developing skills enabling them to make and adjust plans and to manage change and transitions.


Our CEIAG and Employability Policy can be found here which provides further information including our provider access statement.  

Our entitlement statement (below) outlines what students and parents can expect to receive during their time with Wootton Academy Trust.

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