JOG those memories to be a mentor

on 21 October 2014.

Are you a former pupil of John O’Gaunt? If so, you can help make today’s pupils make the most of the best days of their lives by sharing your experiences from after your school days with them.

Whether your school days are a distant memory or still fresh in your mind, whether you are working or still studying, whether you are local or have moved; if you would like to help the current students by being a mentor, offering work experience or being a fundraiser it’s easy.

Just go to and sign up. Future First is a network of former pupils with nearly 400 state schools and colleges and over 90,000 former students supporting it so far.

John O’Gaunt school, with funding from the town council, Greenham Trust and the school’s Parent School Association, has registered with

JOG those memories to be a mentor

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Future First, a charity, and is now looking for fomer pupils to support today’s employees and employers of tomorrow.

Says Alex Shapland-Howed, MD of Future First: “More than 39% of state school studnets don’t know anyone in a job they’d like to do. “If they see that someone who went to the same school, grew up in the same community, has achieved a fulfilling and satisfying job, it helps them see it’s possible for them too. It’s really important for all students to be motivated to succeed in the working world and hearing first hand from relatable people in interesting jobs can make a huge difference.”

Debi Arden-Hunt at John O'Gaunt agrees that “a network of past pupils with all their valuable experience will be vital in helping us to broaden current pupils’ job horizons and equip them for the world of work.” For more information about the new John O'Gaunt alumni network please contact

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