School Experience

School Experience Programme – unfortunately due to covid -19 we are unable to offer this at present

The Hollins is a registered member of the School Experience Programme (SEP) with Get Into Teaching

This programme offers a school placement to future teachers who are applying for initial teacher training. The programme gives you first-hand experience of life at The Hollins; you will have the opportunity to observe teaching and learning, our pastoral provision, and be part of day to day life in our school.  The programme will benefit you to:

  • gain an insight into teaching and see if this is the career for you
  • help prepare for an ITT interview by observing high-quality lessons

To book a place on the school experience day, you will need to register at the SEP programme. Please click here. 

We charge £25 for this opportunity and this is refunded to you when you have applied to UCAS for one of the ELTSA ITT routes.  For more information about these read the Teacher Training section of our website




Get into teaching - click here

Getting some classroom experience
School Experience Testimonials

“Thanks so much for having me at The Hollins.

The opportunity of visiting the school, observing some lessons and talking to such a great group of teachers was extremely valuable and enlightening for me.

I will be looking to go through ITT and start a career in teaching in the near future. It’s certainly an exciting path ahead.”

MFL ITT applicant 9/2/18

I would just like to thank you for letting me come in to Hollins today for my school experience, I really enjoyed it, had plenty to note down and have learnt a lot of useful things.

The staff couldn’t have been nicer to me and the students were really polite and lovely which has made today a great experience for me, as well as getting to know the English curriculum better and being able to observe the structure of classes.

English applicant 17/05/18







“Once again thank you very much for today. I had a delightful time at your school and a truly meaningful SEP experience. It was a pleasure to meet you both.” Music ITT applicant 20/02/18


“Really good to meet you and the maths team today – thanks to everyone for their hospitality”

Maths candidate 26/02/18

“Thank you for the very nice day at The Hollins. I really liked and enjoyed my time at the school”.

“I would like to thank you and all the teachers I worked with yesterday, I thoroughly enjoyed my time at The Hollins.
I could not have asked for a more friendly and helpful school”