Katharine Manser

Katharine Manser

Katharine Manser

Parent Governor

Vice Chair of the Learning and Development Team

Designated Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Governor

I joined the STS Governing Body in March 2015.  I live in Deal with my husband, Steve, and have three children. My eldest son Matthew attended STS until leaving for University in September 2017.

I worked in Housing for over seventeen years, both in the private and public sector at management or senior management level. I have more recently taken up a post within the Deal and Sandwich Primary Care Network.

I put myself forward for the role of Parent Governor because I wanted to make a positive contribution to the way in which a child is given the opportunity to reach their potential and receive the best education possible.  I have a passion for making sure that those with SEND are not disadvantaged and, therefore, am particularly enthused by my specialist role of Special Educational Needs and Disability Governor.  In this role I hope to raise awareness of SEND and ask the questions that need to be asked.  I am Vice Chair of the Learning and Development Team, which looks at how the school is performing and what is being implemented so that standards continually improve.

Outside of work I enjoy going on walks, swimming and spending time with my family.  I love to travel and have visited many destinations – my favourite being the eternal city of Rome.