Future First Pro

Alumni can really make a difference. Creating an alumni community opens up new worlds of opportunity for your students – broadening horizons, raising aspirations and motivation to study. From acting as powerful, relatable role models, mentors, fundraisers or governors, to supporting the curriculum and providing work experience places, an alumni network brings a wealth of benefits to pupils and the school community.

Building a strong alumni network with such a meaningful impact on the lives of your students is easy to talk about, but far harder to realise in practice. There are lots of barriers to overcome – from making and retaining contact with alumni, to quality assuring sessions involving former students and ensuring they are aligned to school improvement plans or college priorities. That’s where we come in.

Built on a decade of experience of working with alumni, our new improved Future First Pro programme will help you build, engage and sustain a thriving network.

We offer the expert support, technology and resources needed to harness the power of your alumni community, delivering significant, measurable impact for a small investment of time and money. Through themed activities, tailored support materials, and using our expertly crafted timesavers and tools, our programme and specialist team can make a real difference for your learners, school and wider community.

Future First will work to deliver an annual schedule of activities to align with your school or college priorities, support your most at need students, and aid in whole school interventions to help ‘close the gap’. We will produce popular time-saving resources, like alumni posters for school displays, create virtual work experience resources, and take the hassle out of arranging connections with employers, apprenticeship providers and universities for your students.

Our mission is a thriving alumni network in every state school, showing young people a future that can be theirs and giving them the connections, information and tools they need to make it happen.

Our network building activities are designed with three broad objectives in mind:

To ensure positive post-school destinations for your pupils.

To enrich your curriculum by drawing links to life beyond school and building motivation to study. Studying hard improves attainment.

To build recognition of successful alumni into the culture of your school for the long-term.

Our network building activities are designed with three broad objectives in mind:

To ensure positive post-school destinations for your pupils.

To enrich your curriculum by drawing links to life beyond school and building motivation to study. Studying hard improves attainment.

To build recognition of successful alumni into the culture of your school for the long-term.

“Using alumni has definitely helped with some of the issues that our school faces…We liked the idea that the programme would not just be short term but something, that once we had in place, could benefit the school in years to come.”

– Careers Manager, Soham Village College

We know that our work with partner schools and colleges has never been needed more in terms of closing the gap, showcasing different futures for students – whether in education or jobs – and supporting school priorities. We will work with you to identify students who will most benefit from alumni involvement. Not only will we help deliver Gatsby benchmarks and Ofsted requirements around personal development, but also create a community of advocates for your school or college and better community links.

Get in touch to find out how we can start helping you build your alumni community