England U20 New Head Coach

Strode’s College Sports Teacher Lou Meadows has been appointed head coach of the England Counties U20 squad. Meadows is the first ever female head coach of an England men’s aspirational side, which she will lead during their tour of Georgia in May in preparation for the World Rugby U20 Championship in Italy this summer. England Counties is the flagship team of the community game in England and offers players from National League 1 and below the opportunity to represent their country. Meadows is currently busy attending county games across the country as the four divisions (London and South East, Midlands, North and South West) hold final trials. From these they will bring their best players to the England Counties Trial weekend in Derby, where Meadows will select her final 23 for the tour. When not coaching with England’s most talented U20s, Meadows is part of Strode’s College’s renowned Sports department which has... Read more

Langley opens doors to its “GOOD” Ofsted rated college

With an impressive “GOOD” Ofsted rating announced last month, Langley College is throwing open its doors on Thursday 12 March 2020. The College, which specialises in offering innovative technical and vocational courses, is welcoming prospective students to come and see how they impressed the Ofsted inspectors with the quality of teaching, the learning environment and the achievement of students. Group Principal and CEO Kate Webb said: “We are proudly opening our doors so prospective learners can come and see for themselves how our courses, taught by industry-trained experts, in industry-standard facilities drew such high praise from Ofsted. This ‘Good’ sits alongside the highest rating for quality, also recently given by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for our Higher Education provision. “Langley genuinely ticks all the boxes for school leavers looking for full-time courses or apprenticeships and adults after professional development opportunities or degree level programmes.” Ofsted rated the College as ‘Good’ for its... Read more

Langley, Strode’s and Windsor Colleges rated “GOOD” by Ofsted

In its first full inspection since the merger between East Berkshire College (Langley and Windsor) and Strode’s College (Egham) – the newly formed Windsor Forest Colleges Group, which comprises the three separate colleges, was this week rated as GOOD by Ofsted. The group was visited by Ofsted under its new inspection framework, which saw a team of 11 inspectors explore all aspects of teaching, learning, support and outcomes at each of the colleges. The report which was published on 6 January 2020 rated the colleges as ‘Good’ for overall effectiveness and ‘Good’ in all other inspection areas covering quality, behaviour, personal development, leadership, education for young people, adult learning and apprenticeships. The inspectors praised the learning environment stating in the report: “Learners and apprentices benefit from a calm and respectful learning environment. They value, and gain confidence from the high levels of support and care from staff. Behaviour in lessons and across all... Read more

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