Rebecca Dunne

Deputy CEO of Prestolee Teaching School Alliance, Associate Head of Prestolee Primary School.


Rebecca Dunne is a Director at Prestolee Multi Academy Trust and as a system leader provides school improvement expertise both locally and nationally. She has led an Ofsted rated outstanding early years setting and led learning across all key stages.  As an SLE Rebecca leads school to school support improving leadership and management throughout and beyond the Teaching School Alliance. As a director of the Trust her leadership role includes being the Headteacher of Prestolee, and leading the work of Prestolee Teaching School and SCITT.

Rebecca began her career as an NNEB and undertook Initial Teacher Training(ITT) through the graduate teaching programme. This foundation of school led teacher training and leadership development has been key to her commitment to building capacity in the Trust through a process of both external recruitment and developing leaders within the Trust. Progressing from newly qualified teacher to Associate Headteacher at Prestolee, Rebecca was integral to the school becoming first outstanding, and later a National Teaching School specialising in assessment and leadership.  

Through her commitment to school led ITT Rebecca successfully led Prestolee’s School Direct Programme training over 3 years and supported their transition to become a SCITT. Her detailed understanding and expertise in school led ITT has been sought after by school leaders and developed significant capacity across the region.

In addition to her leadership work for the Trust, Rebecca also chairs the Greater Manchester  ITT primary Network bringing together schools and SCITTs leading on ITT from across the region sharing good practice and driving high quality teacher training and supports the development of ITT across the region, featuring in an NCTL best practice case study.

For more information about Rebecca's experience within the Education sector, please see her LinkedIn page.