Colleges Group (consisting of Langley College, Strode’s College and Windsor
College) is a secular institution, providing teaching and learning to young
people and adults from a wide range of backgrounds and faiths.
We recognise the
diverse nature of our local populations and warmly welcome applications from
students of all faiths or none.
Group is a place of work and study. Its policies, mission and values aim to
create the best possible learning environment and progression opportunities for
all students from all local communities. The Colleges Group has in place robust
equal opportunities policies, which ensure that there will be no discrimination
against any individual or group, regardless of religion or belief, ethnicity,
sex, sexual orientation, or any other protected characteristic.
As a way of
ensuring equality of opportunity, the College Group is managed as a secular
environment, meaning it does not endorse any religion, faith or culture. This
enables the College Group to be as fair as possible in its treatment of
Group’s policies apply to College life and are not intended to impact on the
lives of students outside College.
The College has
a Faith and Belief Reference Group that is made up of representatives from a
variety of faiths and beliefs. Membership is drawn from College staff and
students, and welcome external representation where appropriate for specific projects or updates. In addition to the memebers representing their own faiths, they may also be able to provide contact details for other local groups and faiths, including places of
If you would
like to join this group, please speak to the Head of Safeguarding and Well
Being located at Langley College. Details below.
Quiet Room and
Windsor Forest Colleges Group, as a secular organisation that respects the
personal lives and personal choices of its users, recognises that some students
and staff may wish to engage in quiet reflection, contemplation or prayer
during college hours.
For this reason,
quiet rooms are provided. These spaces are quiet, clean and clear areas
accessible by students and staff of any religion or none, providing their use
of the room does not create disruption, contradict college rules or values, or
result in any inappropriate behaviour unrelated to contemplation or prayer.
Beyond the provision of these quiet spaces, the College Group does not provide
any equipment for contemplation or prayer, nor does it permit students to store
items or documents in its quiet rooms. Students and staff are however able to
take into the quiet room the items they need (for example, religious texts).
Quiet rooms are
maintained and monitored to ensure they remain neutral, safe and accessible
areas for all students and staff.
provide clarity on the purpose and use of these rooms is available within the
rooms and on the College Group’s virtual learning environments.
Quiet Rooms at
the College are:
- Room 21 at Langley College
- Windsor College next to Reception
- By arrangement at Strode’s College (Please speak to the Learners
Services and Libraries Manager)
If you would
like to discuss any matters relating to faith and belief, please contact the
Head of Safeguarding and Wellbeing on email@example.com
The Windsor Forest Colleges Group aims to prepare its students for adult and/or
working life and an understanding of College and British Values is a critical
part of this education.
requires colleges to promote and take forward key ‘British Values’, including
through the curriculum and wider life of the College. The Government set out
its definition of British Values in its Prevent Strategy.
- The rule of law
- Individual liberty
- Equality and Mutual respect
- Understanding and tolerance of other faiths and beliefs
Group seeks to promote British Values through a combination of work within the
curriculum and wider activities and events across college. Our College values
are underpinned by these British Values.
- Learners First - placing the learner at the heart of all we do
- Community - working collaboratively to achieve
- Empowering - enabling all in a caring environment to achieve their full
- Excellence - a culture of creativity, high expectations, ambition and
- Diversity - celebrating diversity and inclusivity as a key to our
- Integrity - honesty, openness and trust at the heart of College life
- Respect - showing fairness, courtesy and mutual respect
British values are essential for creating a strong community. We work hard to
prepare students to be rounded and valuable members of society, equipped to
play a positive and active role in Modern Britain.
students’ understanding of British values through our strong culture of mutual
respect and through a student’s study programme, including the tutorial
programme. We also celebrate the individuality of all our students and staff
and promote understanding of the benefits of diversity.
position on the Prevent Duty and British Values is set out in a College wide
leaflet which is available here or at Student Services.