Oxted School is delighted to register with the exciting Future First scheme in order to set up a network of alumni. We are calling out to former Oxted School students to get in touch and join the network. It doesn’t matter when you left school, whether you’re in further education or employment, whether you still live nearby or have moved further away, there are still ways you can help.
You can sign up to Oxted School’s alumni scheme by visiting the Future First website, networks.futurefirst.org.uk/former-student/oxted and clicking on the ‘Former Students’ link. Alternatively, you can contact Oxted School by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr S Milne, Key Stage 4 Leader and Geography Teacher at Oxted School said: “We are thrilled to have signed up for Future First’s scheme as there is nothing more powerful than former students sharing their inspiring stories about how they made it to the top and what still motivates them to be the best they can be.
“We have invited former students in to speak at school events from a vast range of sectors which we are hoping to build on through the Future First scheme. Former students who have visited the school recently include Team GB Olympians and Paralympians, an award winning writer and actor, a Premiership Footballer, a successful city banker and a British Superbikes Champion. They were all able to inspire our students and encourage them to truly believe that anything is possible if you are prepared to work hard and believe in yourself.
“I am confident that there are many, many more very successful former Oxted students who would be prepared to help the current members of their old school either by speaking at assemblies, meeting with students who are interested in their particular job, offering work experience, mentoring a student who needs career guidance or to support a department. You can have a dramatic impact upon how our students see the world and their place in the world. I want them all to have a dream, an ambition that is tough and challenging but one that they can achieve with hard work and determination.”
Whilst a student at Oxted School, Flo O’Mahony was inspired to set up her own theatre company when Oliver Lansley, a former student and Artistic Director of Les Enfants Terribles, brought his productions to Oxted School. Flo said: “'I was inspired to set up my own theatre company, The Human Zoo when ex-student Ollie Lansley brought his productions to the school's drama department. At fifteen, it seemed incredible that somebody could take ownership over their own career by creating work for themselves. As an aspiring actor, I was often warned of the unreliable nature of this industry, but Ollie returning to his old school helped show me that there were other ways to pursue a successful and exciting career in the arts.”
Sign up to the scheme
There are two ways you can sign up to the scheme: