TGS Seeks Former Students to Inspire New

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Tadcaster Grammar School is seeking former students who can inspire the current generation to academic success and career confidence.
TGS is one of 900 state secondary schools and colleges across Britain that has worked with the education charity Future First to harness the talents and experience of alumni to support current students through ‘old school tie networks.’

The school wants to contact former students in established careers and recent leavers in further education, alumni who live nearby and those who have moved away.

Future First’s vision is that every state school or college should be supported by a thriving, engaged alumni community that helps it to do more for its students. More than 200,000 former students nationwide have signed up to stay connected with their old school. They’re motivating young people as career and education role models, mentors, work experience providers, governors and fundraisers.
Martyn Sibley Head Teacher said: “We signed up to Future First’s scheme straightaway. I believe that this is a really exciting initiative! Our former students have gone on to achieve amazing things. We really want to hear from them, hear their stories and re-connect them with the TGS family’.

Christine Gilbert, Executive Chair of Future First and a former Ofsted Chief Inspector, said, “Every state school student should have the opportunity to succeed in life after school, regardless of their background. 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 schools to see the benefits of using their alumni as a powerful resource.”

Luci Davies, Business and Links Manager at Tadcaster Grammar School is waiting to hear from former students on

Former students can also register with Future First by clicking the “For former students” link on the website

Or use this direct link:
Other state schools or colleges wishing to register with Future First should click the “For Schools and Colleges” link.

For further information about Future First, visit, contact Press Officer Sue Crabtree on or call one of the team on 0207 239 8933.