School profile

Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School

Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School (HCCS) is an outstanding, dynamic, innovative and ambitious school which is linked to the Cheshire East SCITT. HCCS has a history of successful training from ITT right through to training for senior leadership.

Our core purpose is to ensure that children learn and achieve and to prepare them for a changing world. The Cheshire East SCITT's mission statement is ‘Striving for excellence’.

About our school experience

Details

We offer two types of experience:

1. A one day experience covering 5 periods of classroom experience and a short discussion about what courses we offer at Cheshire East SCITT.
Activities will include:
- Observing a variety of classes, meeting current teachers, support staff and pupils.
Cost: Free, candidates to bring packed lunch

2. A two day experience event called 'back to school' events. These days offer a real taste of what it's like to be a teacher.
The 'back to school' events are two-day programmes designed for anyone considering a career in teaching, whether straight from university or as a career change.
Activities will include:
- Observing a variety of classes, meeting current teachers, support staff and pupils.
- Learning more about the wider role of a teacher.
- Receiving top tips from current trainees and early career teachers.
- Finding out more about the training process.
- Gaining support with the application and interview process.

Cost: £20 for both days, includes lunch and refreshments.

For both experiences a questionnaire, sent with the welcome email, will be expected to be completed and returned at least 3 working days before your booked experience day.

We expect all participants to be smartly dressed and arrive at Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School by 8.20am and sign in at the training and conference centre's reception. All participants should be actively involved in lessons. The day is expected to end at 3.15pm.

A DBS is not required for this first visit or the back to school event, as you will be accompanied at all times, although you will need to have one if you wish to apply for any further days spent in school.

The charge for the DBS is £48 which can be paid in cash or by cheque only.

Start and finish times
8.20am to 3.15pm - Flexible

Please inform us of availability so we can inform faculty.

Dress code

Business dress, Cover up tattoos, Remove piercings

Teacher training

Cheshire East SCITT

Find out more about our teacher training

Links to more information about our school

Entry requirements

You must:

    • Must be applying to or have applied to our, or a partner school's, teacher training course
    • Must not have been accepted onto another teacher training course
    • Must have a degree
    • Photo identification: Head and shoulder photo
    • Complete a questionnaire send by provider.
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement dates

Date School phase Experience type
11 October 2022

Secondary

Social sciences, Religious education, Physical education, Spanish, Physics, Music, Maths, History, German, Geography, French, English, Drama, Computing, Chemistry, Business studies, Biology, and Art and design

In school Start request
17 October 2022

Secondary

Art and design, Social sciences, Religious education, Physical education, Spanish, Physics, Music, Maths, History, German, Geography, French, English, Drama, Computing, Chemistry, Business studies, and Biology

In school Start request

Date School phase Experience type
8 November 2022

Secondary

Art and design, Biology, Business studies, Chemistry, Computing, Drama, English, French, Geography, German, History, Maths, Music, Physics, Spanish, Physical education, Religious education, and Social sciences

In school Start request
15 November 2022

Secondary

Social sciences, Religious education, Physical education, Spanish, Physics, Music, Maths, History, German, Geography, French, English, Drama, Computing, Chemistry, Business studies, Biology, and Art and design

In school Start request
22 November 2022

Secondary

Social sciences, Art and design, Biology, Business studies, Chemistry, Computing, Drama, English, French, Geography, German, History, Maths, Music, Physics, Spanish, Physical education, and Religious education

In school Start request
29 November 2022

Secondary

Social sciences, Religious education, Physical education, Spanish, Physics, Music, Maths, History, German, Geography, French, English, Drama, Computing, Chemistry, Business studies, Biology, and Art and design

In school Start request

Location

Address
Selkirk Drive, Holmes Chapel, Crewe, Cheshire, CW4 7DX
Map showing Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School
Parking

Yes - on site parking provided

Large car park available on a first come first serve basis.

Disability and access details

We offer facilities and provide an inclusive environment for students, staff and school experience candidates with disability and access needs. We're happy to discuss your disability or access needs before or as part of your school experience request.

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Address
Selkirk Drive, Holmes Chapel, Crewe, Cheshire, CW4 7DX
School phases
Secondary (11 to 16), 16 to 18
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Subjects
  • Art and design
  • Biology
  • Business studies
  • Chemistry
  • Computing
  • Drama
  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • History
  • Maths
  • Music
  • Physical education
  • Physics
  • Religious education
  • Social sciences
  • Spanish