Prestolee SCITT

Meet the Team



Dedicated to providing outstanding teacher training 


The Prestolee SCITT Team


Michael Tonge – CEO of Prestolee Multi Academy Trust

Rebecca Dunne – Deputy CEO of Prestolee Multi Academy Trust

Lynsey Smith – Head of Initial Teacher Training   .   Karis Schroeder – Executive Assistant of Prestolee MAT

Lee Handley – Lead Mentor and NQT Transition Mentor   .   Clarissa Horton – Lead Mentor & Wellbeing Lead

Ashley Jones – Lead Mentor   .   Nicole Devlin – Lead Mentor

Charlotte Stones – SCITT Administrator


Prestolee SCITT received ITT accreditation in 2015 following many years leading on ITT as a School Direct Lead School. Led by outstanding Leaders and Teachers, our programmes offer the most up to date theoretical training paired with tailored teaching placements across our network of partner schools in Bolton, Bury and Greater Manchester, Merseyside, and Oldham and Yorkshire. 


Prestolee SCITT Mentors


Throughout all your teaching placements you will be supported by a specially trained school-based mentor who will provide the guidance, support and challenge needed to ensure you are meeting all of the standards for QTS. This is in addition to the support you will receive from your Classroom Teacher, your Lead Mentor and the Prestolee ITT Management Team. This guided support is central to our ITT programmes.

Our trainees are privileged to work with such fantastic mentors who set high expectations for pupil achievement, model high-quality teaching, and act as ambassadors for the profession.

Mentors play a crucial role in supporting you during your initial teacher training through to successful teacher accreditation