Interim Director of Children, Schools and Families, Sue Ross visited Priory Church of England Primary School last week to participate in a lunchtime stint as a school dinner lady.
Sue’s immediate task at hand was to satisfy the hungry horde of children snaking their way down the dinner line.
Dressed in rather unconventional clothing, Sue took to the task with much aplomb and began serving out delicious portions of Spaghetti Bolognese, fresh Salmon Pie and Sweet Potato and Lentil Korma.
Priory school is currently enjoying the nutritional benefits of Jamie Oliver’s Feed Me Better menu, and on the evidence of Wednesday’s dinner uptake, it’s showing no signs of dwindling with pupils and teachers alike
The reasoning behind Sue’s drastic role reversal is attributed to Merton’s ‘Back To The Floor’ policy, which requires all heads of service to participate one day a year in a front line function, prevalent to their relevant department.
Speaking of last Wednesday’s experience, Sue Ross said:
“It was a real pleasure to work at Priory Church of England Primary School as a dinner lady, and extremely encouraging to see children eating such hearty yet healthy portions of school dinners. It’s testament to the staff working in the kitchen of the Priory that the enthusiasm of children come lunchtime is nothing short of overwhelming.”