Dinner lady retires after 40 years at same Isle of Dogs school
DINNER lady-turned-teaching assistant Maureen Nash has spent her first weekend enjoying her retirement after 40 years at the same school in London’s East End. She was given a special send off by children and colleagues at Cubitt Town Junior on the Isle of Dogs on Friday
DINNER lady-turned-teaching assistant Maureen Nash has spent her first weekend enjoying her retirement after 40 years at the same school in London's East End.
She was given a special send off by children and colleagues at Cubitt Town Junior on the Isle of Dogs on Friday.
"It's a good school and a nice atmosphere," she said. "I have known many generations of children at the school and have now seen their granddaughters and great-granddaughters at the same school."
The 65-year-old's retirement came with a crowning glory after Cubitt Town Primary was named one of the country's top 20 outstanding schools by the Ofsted inspectors earlier this month.
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Maureen started at the Manchester Road school as a dinner lady and worked her way up to senior teaching assistant.
She has been a familiar face at the school at 6.30am each day preparing food for the breakfast club over the years.
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