Education & Employability

Education & Employability

Providing education & employment opportunities is one of Wycombe Wanderers Foundations four strategic aims.

The goal of our Education & Employment department is to play a leading role in the creation of a better educated and more employable community.

We’ll achieve this by focusing our efforts on delivering activities and programmes that encourage learning and provide opportunities for people to improve their knowledge and skills in order to succeed.

The result of these efforts will hopefully lead to High Wycombe and the communities that surround it being more aspirational and prosperous, with increased levels of educational attainment and reduced levels of unemployment.

Please click on the boxes below to learn more about what our Education & Employability department currently deliver.

Should you have any questions or comments you can email our Head of Education & Employability on or call the team on 01494 455736.

Meet the Education & Employability Team

Mark Guildea

Head Of Education

Paul Withams

Senior Education Delivery Officer

Atia Nazmin

Education Delivery Officer

Will Allen

Schools Football Officer

Mark Guildea

Head of Education

Mark joined Wycombe Wanderers Foundation in August 2021 following three years as National Teacher Training Manager for Physical Education with the Ministry of Education in the United Arab Emirates.

Mark is passionate about physical literacy and high-quality physical education in schools having previously been a secondary school PE teacher and Head of Department in North London and later a lecturer in Physical Education and Sports Coaching at Brunel University.

Mark enjoys academic reading regarding the role of PE and School Sport in the digital era and is a published author in regard to PE and Physical Literacy both in and out of the classroom. In his spare time, Mark enjoys playing 5-a-side football with friends and planning his next trip abroad as a lover of travel and experiencing different cultures.

Paul Withams

Senior Delivery Officer (Education)

Paul joined Wycombe Wanderers Foundation in February 2020 following a teaching career in primary education that started way back in the last century – 1989 to be precise!

As a former Head Teacher, Paul brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of all aspects of primary education. Alongside his classroom and leadership responsibilities, he organised all the sport within the schools he taught at, successfully coaching football, cricket, rounders, netball, handball and athletics.

Paul enjoys watching all sports, especially cricket and has been a big Wycombe Wanderers fan since the Martin O’Neill days. All three of his children are Wanderers fans, all having held season tickets for many years, with his son working as part of the matchday staff.

Paul also plays cricket for a local village team, as well as refereeing in youth football within South Bucks and the Chilterns.

Atia Nazmin

Delivery Officer (Education)

Atia joined the Wycombe Wanderers Foundation team in January 2020 having spent the previous six years volunteering in the community by planning, delivering and supporting projects in a range of sports. Through sport, she has aided many people achieve good physical health, facilitated opportunities to socialise and supported people with their mental health.

Atia has the skill, experience and passion for engaging youths in sports and prides herself on the relationships she is able to forge. Many young children look up to her as a role model and take great confidence from her can-do attitude.

Atia also enjoys breaking stigmas surrounding female participation in sport and her positive attitude encourages others to break boundaries. Atia likes to meet people from varying backgrounds and of a range of ages as she believes we all have something to learn from each other, thus teamwork comes naturally to her.

Atia holds a Level 1 qualification in Rounders and Football and hopes to develop on these. She has also received the Active in Bucks: Volunteer of The Year Award 2017 for her voluntary work within the community.

Will Allen

Schools Football Officer

Will joined Wycombe Wanderers Foundation in January 2022 as a School’s Football Officer having graduated from Royal Holloway University in 2020 and completed his PGCert in Education Studies in 2021. Before joining the team Will worked as a holiday activity leader and enjoys working with young people.

Will loves watching and playing sport and is passionate about football. He hopes to combine his interest in education and sport in this role.

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