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Tuesday, 07 July 2020 10:00

Our Virtual Doors are still Open!

Missed out on joining us for our recent series of virtual events? Don’t worry – you can still explore all of our colleges, watch all the videos and presentations here.

For each of our colleges, Langley, Strode’s and Windsor, you’ll find a selection of presentations, tours and subject area videos introducing you to the colleges and the courses on offer.

To help prospective students prepare for starting in September we have also created a useful directory of Year 11 resources. Take a look at the courses you are interested in or have already applied for to discover more and explore the subject/s in more depth.

Langley College – Summer Work and Resources

Strode’s College – Summer Work and Resources

Windsor College – Summer Work and Resources

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Our latest edition of College Voice is out now!

Our latest edition of College Voice is out now! Our termly newsletter is a timely reminder that prior to the switch to  remote learning, students and staff across our three colleges have enjoyed a busy and fulfilling term. 
 
It was also the term the Windsor Forest Colleges Group received a resounding ‘GOOD’ from Ofsted.  Read all about this and lots of other exciting news from Langley, Strode’s and Windsor Colleges.

Read the College Voice here.

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Despite the government’s closure of schools and colleges, Langley College has unlocked the doors to its teaching kitchens, to allow the One Slough Community Response team to store and make food for the vulnerable and those self-isolating in Slough.

College staff turned out to support the effort which saw volunteers preparing breakfast, lunches and hot meals for over 200 people in the community which were then distributed by Slough Outreach.

Leading the effort on behalf of the College, Head of College Lettings, Gurpreet Nizzar was on the frontline helping to prepare the meals alongside his colleagues. He said: “We feel privileged to be able to use the College’s professional catering and hospitality facilities to support the community during this challenging time. Instead of standing empty we are able to use the space to bring food to the vulnerable in Slough.”

Alongside providing access to their kitchen facilities, Langley College has also been designated the One Slough Community Response Hub. The College will be used to sort, store and dispatch food throughout the community and will also be the base for a Virtual Call Centre.

The One Slough Group leader, Shin Dhother said: “It’s been really good to have so many people coming together, stepping up, putting differences aside and working together. I love to be of service and it’s so important at a time like this to come together with so many others, it’s great to see. We’re so grateful to Windsor College Forest Group who have not only given us their kitchen space at Langley College, but are providing a fantastic skilled team of four chefs to cook meals for us to feed vulnerable people in Slough.”

CEO of Slough CVS, Ramesh Kukar, expressed his gratitude while at the same time calling for further support from the community. He said: “We are fortunate in Slough to have organisations that have come forward and offered their resources, many adapting to benefit the community. We are working with Slough Borough Council, the local voluntary sector and businesses to provide a coordinated approach to ensure that we provide essential services to people who need it.”

 The team of volunteers are collecting food donations from many organisations including McDonalds, Bidfood and Rite Price who have been forthcoming with meals and ingredients. The food is stored in the College kitchens and meals are prepared from the ingredients provided. Gurpreet who has been supported by college restaurant manager Beryl Chitty added: “Today we made pasta carbonara for 100 people who will now get a hot meal thanks to the donations made. All of this while ensuring we follow social distancing rules in the kitchen and of course the strict hygiene regulations.”

The initiative is delivered as a partnership between Slough Borough Council, Slough CVS and voluntary sector groups throughout Slough. If you are able to offer support or wish to self-refer to the scheme then please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Tuesday, 07 January 2020 15:14

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Important Reminder - Sunday 22nd March

Following the government announcement that schools and colleges should close, teaching at Langley, Strode's and Windsor Colleges has moved on line from Monday 23rd March.
 
Please do not attend a college campus unless you have been invited to. This is very important for the safety and health of everyone.
 
We are here to support you. Please follow the work plan set by your tutor, log into on line lessons and check out Moodle. 
 
We will include more information about our services on our website over the coming days.
 
Keep well, calm and safe over the coming days.

Exam Update for Students - Friday 20th March 8am

You may have heard the government has said there will be no exams in May and June this year due to the coronavirus. 
 
We completely understand this is unexpected and extremely unsettling for you. We recognise all of your hard work so far, and we will be there to support you so that hard work is not wasted.
 
We expect to hear more detail over the next few days about how grades will be awarded for qualifications including GCSE, BTEC and A-Levels. Be assured that we have your back, and we will let you know as soon as possible when we have more information.
 
In the meantime, you should continue to follow the work plan provided for you by your teachers and maintain your focus on your studies. Regardless of what changes may happen – all of your learning is important and valuable. It will prepare you for your next level of study and we are committed to helping you succeed and progress in whatever form is required.
 
Keep safe, well and calm in this difficult time.

Government Announces College Closures - Thursday 19th March

The government has announced the closure of all schools and colleges as of Friday 20th March.

As previously announced we have already moved to remote learning with effect from Friday 20th and we are whole heartedly committed to supporting our students with their studies via on-line and remote working. All learning is valuable and will support progression and advancement.

We will continue to support all students throughout this unprecedented and difficult period. Please keep in contact with us via social media, college email and Moodle.

We are continuing to handle applications as usual and if you have any queries about the status of your application please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We are here to help you.


Remote Learning to Commence Next Week - Wednesday 18th March

Following the latest government advice regarding social distancing and the reduction of mass gatherings to combat the spread of the coronavirus, we have taken the decision to allow staff and students to work remotely from Friday 20th March through to the end of the Easter holidays on Friday 17th April.

At present we have not received any reports of students or staff who have contracted the virus.

A communication has been issued to students, parents, carers, staff and employers today which outlines the processes for ongoing work and learning prior to the Easter break and over the Easter holidays.

  • Face-to-face teaching will stop on Thursday 19th March.
  • On Friday 20th March, there will be an Inset Day to allow teachers to prepare.
  • From Monday 23rd March students will be asked to work from home and not to attend college campuses for the next two weeks of term prior to the Easter holidays.

Students will be expected to continue with their work at home and will be supported by their teachers and tutors through a combination of on-line lessons, the setting of written work and email or phone communication. 

This decision has not been taken lightly and we have done so with the best interests of staff and students in mind. We remain open to support students’ learning and are preparing for a new way of working through these unprecedented times. Teachers will be contacting students directly to outline their workplans.

Should the national guidance change, we will contact students and parents directly as well as posting updates online.

Please continue to follow the health advice from Public Health England as outlined here.

Students should contact their teachers directly if they have any questions.

For all other queries please call 01753 793000 - we're here to help.

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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 overall effectiveness and ‘Good’ in all other inspection areas covering quality, behaviour, personal development, leadership, education for young people, adult learning and apprenticeships.

Alongside its diverse technical curriculum, Langley College also offers Access to Higher Education courses for those who didn’t get the relevant qualifications they need to go to university. In addition, a range of Higher Education courses are offered in partnership with a number of leading universities.  

Ms Webb concludes: “There is much to celebrate here at Langley College. Students are assured of a first-class learning environment where they successfully achieve industry-recognised qualifications. They enjoy embedded work experience, access to our unrivalled employer links and the opportunity for extra-curricular activity which positively impacts on their personal development alongside their academic achievement. For those who choose to go to university the inspectors noted that progression is good, and they generally get into their first choice. Join us on the 12 March  to find out more.”

To find out about the full range of courses and to pre-register for fast track entry on the day, please go to www.windsor-forest.ac.uk/opendays.  Doors open at 4.30pm until 7.00pm.

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Windsor Forest Colleges Group students are having their voices heard!  This week the second round of Student Parliaments concluded with an event at Strode’s College.

Students at each of the Group’s colleges have proved keen to share their thoughts with over 150 attending the Parliaments. Lots of great ideas have been suggested to improve the Colleges which go on to be discussed through the Student Union Executive teams.

An idea currently being explored for Strode’s is to set up a peer-led support system for students who are anxious and have mental health issues. The environment is naturally also high on the student agenda with plans to run an eco-project. This would involve bug houses and planting which have environmental benefits such as lavender for bees and to purify the air.

Over in Langley the College is showing its commitment to student voice with the creation of an office for the Student Union Leadership team to meet in. This positive move, which gives additional prominence to learner voice, follows a successful student campaign to college governors and senior leadership team.

Other areas of concern raised by students are issues around street safety and knife and gang crime. Suggestions from students include an inspiring visiting speaker programme and how we might raise awareness and tackle these issues. These ideas are being taken forward by the College wherever possible.

Commenting on the huge role the Parliaments play at each of the Colleges, Bernadette Joslin, Assistant Principal Student Services said: “At these recent Student Parliaments it was great to see curriculum staff and support managers engaging in detailed discussions with students about how to improve provision in their areas. It is important that we listen carefully to all student views and respond positively where we can as this is a crucial part of their college experience and our journey of quality improvement.”

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Tuesday, 07 January 2020 17:05

National Apprenticeship Week 2020

Langley College is all set to shine a light on work-based learning as part of the 2020 National Apprenticeship Week. The College, which is one of the region’s largest providers of apprenticeships, will be offering employer and student clinic sessions for the duration of the national awareness campaign which is running from 3 – 7 February 2020. The College’s expert apprenticeship team will be on hand to offer advice and guidance and are available for informal chats:

Monday 3 February, 3.00-5.00pm – Student Workshop

Tuesday 4 February, 3.00-5.00pm – Employer Workshop

Wednesday 5 February, 12.00-2.00pm – Student Workshop

Friday 7 February, 10.00am-12.00pm – Employer Workshop

Now in its 13th week, National Apprenticeship Week is the flagship event for apprenticeships. Commenting on the gold-standard in work-based learning, Kate Webb, Group Principal and CEO said: “Apprenticeships are growing in popularity as increasing numbers of school leavers and young people are opting to achieve a recognised qualification alongside relevant work-based experience. We are opening our doors during National Apprenticeship Week and look forward to meeting both prospective learners and employers who would like to find out more about the exciting opportunities available.”

The theme for 2020 is ‘Look Beyond’ which the National Apprenticeship Service is describing as a rally cry to showcase the diversity in apprenticeships. This year it is calling on young people to ‘look beyond’ traditional routes to employment, exploring instead options open to them through an apprenticeship. Employers too are urged to ‘look beyond’ their traditional methods of recruitment and shout about the value they see from employing apprentices. And finally, parents and teachers are requested to ‘look beyond’ their preconceptions around apprenticeships.

Langley College has over 40 years of experience in delivering high-quality training to SMEs and multinationals across a wide range of industries. A number of specialist apprenticeship programmes are available through the College including Business and Accounting, Computing, Construction, Engineering, Hair and Beauty, Hospitality and Catering Motor Vehicle.

Those who cannot attend any of the clinic sessions can contact the apprenticeship team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01753 443855.

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Cooper, Freddie and Scamp, drug detection dogs recently spent the day at Langley College as part of a positive educational drive to remind students about the consequence of poor decision making around drugs. The dogs and their handlers from specialist canine provider ICTS worked with students to raise awareness and to ensure the College environment is a safe and pleasant space for students.

Kicking the day off with ICTS led assemblies students saw how the dogs worked and were able to ask questions about the training involved and even how to become a dog handler! The dogs and their handlers then visited classrooms and offices to meet both students and staff who, while patting the dogs, could have their questions answered about the College’s drugs education programme.

The dogs were a big hit with students overwhelmingly supportive and thoroughly enjoying the workshops. One student commented: ‘I really enjoyed the dogs and learnt that I need to be more cautious about who I hang around with’ and another commented: ‘It was great meeting Freddie! It makes me feel safer and more aware of the problems drugs can bring to your life. I also discovered they can detect money, mobile phones, weapons as well as drugs if trained.”

Kate Webb Windsor Forest Colleges Group CEO and Group Principal said: 'It was wonderful to welcome the team and the dogs to the College. We all share a common concern of the dangers that drugs can present to young people. As a college we play an important role, alongside parents and the wider community in educating and preventing our young people from falling victims to drug misuse. We believe that this initiative will strengthen our ability to safeguard our students.'

The team will shortly also visit the Group’s two other colleges and will be returning to Langley on a regular basis.

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Kick start your nursing, midwifery and allied health career with an Access to HE course at Langley College and the promise of at least a £5,000 bursary per year in new government funding once you progress to a degree programme.

From September 2020 all nursing, midwifery and many allied health students will receive at least £5,000 a year, which they will not need to pay back. Up to £3,000 further funding is also available for eligible students, including for: 

  • specialist disciplines that struggle to recruit, including mental health and learning disability nursing
  • an additional childcare allowance, on top of the £1,000 already on offer
  • areas of the country which have seen a decrease in people accepted on some nursing, midwifery and allied health courses over the past year.

Langley College offers a one year Nursing and Health Professions Access to Higher Education course which provides the skills and qualification required for progression to a degree programme at university in nursing and midwifery or courses allied to medicine. Further information on this new funding can be found here.

Find out more at the forthcoming Langley College Open Day on Tuesday 21 January 2020, 4.30-7.00pm https://www.windsor-forest.ac.uk/opendays.

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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 college centres is very good and learners feel safe.”  They also highlighted the strength of careers guidance provided noting that “most learners who intend to progress to higher education do so, often to their first-choice institution”. Inspectors noted how learners benefit from teachers who are industry professionals learning from their experience and “professional practice”.

They were also impressed with the quality of teaching and the way the learning is delivered, reporting: “Teachers sequence and deliver the curriculum in a logical and well-planned way. Learners build on the key knowledge and skills they have learnt, consolidate these through practice and apply them effectively in both practical and theoretical situations.”

They highlighted the support and added-value provided to students through the tutorial programme, commenting: “Learners develop a good understanding of wider society through a well-planned tutorial programme as well as the promotion of relevant content in lessons. Teachers encourage learners to take an active interest in current affairs and to be critical thinkers.”

Group Principal and CEO Kate Webb, was naturally very happy with the result of the inspection and reflected on the outcome by saying: “What a great result for the group as an organisation, and personally for all the teachers and staff members who have worked so hard to make sure all our learners have the best possible chance of success.” She also commented on how the new Ofsted framework puts the learner experience at the heart of its inspection process and said: “What is really meaningful about this result is that the inspectors reach their judgements by speaking directly with learners and therefore what is contained in the report is a true reflection of Langley, Strode’s and Windsor Colleges.”

The inspectors commented on the specialist provision for learners with high needs, commenting that “Teachers work well with support staff to ensure that learners with high needs are well supported.” But also commented on the need to ensure a small number of learners are given the opportunity to learn and progress further on their courses. This was noted as an area “requiring improvement”. Ms Webb confirmed steps were already underway to address the issues raised.

The Chair of Governors Tony Dixon reflected on the great progress made by the group since the merger saying: “The group executive has worked tirelessly to bring our two organisations together to form one united culture, where the learner comes first. The high standards delivered across all three colleges has been rightfully noted by Ofsted and is also reflected in the outstanding results achieved by learners this year, and the increasing focus on higher-level study and employability. With a “Good” rating from Ofsted coupled with the highest rating for quality given by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) the group is going from strength to strength.”

The full report is available on the Ofsted website.

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