Katie Rose Mankellow
Where did you grow up?
University of Lincoln (Undergraduate degree),
University of Greenwich (Postgraduate degree),
Colchester Teaching Training Consortium.
Your current role at King’s Ely and how long you have been a member of staff here:
I am Head of Key Stage 3 in English at King’s Ely and have been here for 4 years now.
What do you enjoy most about working here?
I thoroughly enjoy working at such an historic site that is well renowned. I love telling people that I work at King’s Ely as they are often very impressed and think very highly of the school. I also enjoy the fact that I can bike to work!
Hobbies/interests outside of school:
I am very keen to keep fit so I attend a lot of gym classes such as yoga, spinning and fit-steps. I cycle to work every day and I also enjoy cooking and seeing my friends.
What did you want to be when you were growing up?
I had many careers in mind as a youngster! A journalist was on my list at one point, and a tennis player at one stage! I didn’t think about being a teacher until much later.
If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
I would have the ability to take away pain. I hate seeing people upset and I always want to try and fix it!
What was the last book you read?
Dry Hard by Nick Spalding.
What song are you most likely to sing at a karaoke?
There are worst things I could do: Rizzo from Grease
What is your favourite film?
I am ashamed to admit that I love the Rocky films!
Do you have any phobias or fears?
I am terrified of spiders!
Name three things you would want with you if stranded on a desert island for a week:
1. Body lotion
2. A good book