Future First responds to report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group on social mobility

Future First responds to report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group on social mobility, The Class Ceiling.

Responding to the report by the All- Party Parliamentary Group on social mobility’s report today (17.01.2017) Christine Gilbert,  Executive Chair of Future First and former Ofsted Chief Inspector, said:


“Future First endorses the importance of schools and employers working together to improve social mobility so that every state school student has the opportunity to succeed in life, regardless of their background. Setting up alumni networks in state schools is an easy and highly effective way of helping them do this.

“Alumni involvement is crucial in inspiring students to feel confident about the world of work. If students see ‘people like me’ have succeeded, they are more likely to believe they can too. They work harder and have higher expectations of success. We want more state schools to see the benefits of using their alumni as a powerful resource, just as public schools have for years.” 

For more information visit www.futurefirst.org.uk  or call 0207 239 8933.


For further information please contact:

Marie Power. Director of External Affairs, Future First  0207 239 8933  marie@futurefirst.org.uk

Anna Darling, Senior Communications Officer. Future First 0207 239 8933 anna@futurefirst.org.uk

Sue Crabtree Press Officer. Future First 0207 239 8933 sue@futurefirst.org.uk



About Future First.

Future First is a leading national education charity with the vision that every state school and college should be supported by a thriving, engaged community of former students who help schools do more for current students.

Future First works in nearly 400 state schools and colleges across Britain enabling state schools to harness the talents of alumni to inspire and support current students as career and education role models, work experience providers, mentors and e-mentors, governors, donors and fundraisers and as volunteers more widely.