📢 Update time! I know some of you have been curious about what’s been keeping me busy and why ‘Cuisine by Nadine’ was put on hold.
It’s time to share the rollercoaster ride I’ve been on lately and believe me, it’s been anything but easy. But all the hard work and perseverance have finally paid off, and I’m beyond thrilled to announce that I’ve achieved QTS! (Qualified Teacher Status).
What a whirlwind of a year it’s been! It’s been a year of hard work, challenges, and some extremely tough moments, but the journey has been nothing short of exhilarating and rewarding!
Juggling multiple key stage four and key stage three classes in food preparation and nutrition, getting students GCSE exam ready and marking two pieces of NEA coursework for two year 11 classes whilst learning to teach another DT subject, and pursuing a PGDE at master’s level has been no easy feat. But you know what? It’s been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life! 🍳🍲
I couldn’t have done it without the unwavering support of my amazing family, friends, and colleagues.
And my students… oh, my students! You’ve made every challenging step of this journey worthwhile. Your words of gratitude and appreciation, especially for pushing you through GCSE coursework and exams, and watching you celebrate at your amazing Prom, only go to fuel my passion for teaching even more!
A special shoutout goes to Darren, my rock and incredible support system, you’ve been by my side as always during those tough moments when I felt like I couldn’t keep going. Thank you from the bottom of my heart and my wonderful children who have been right by my side throughout this steep learning journey. Your love and understanding mean everything to me, especially as you’re both on your own learning journeys at school.
As I prepare for the final year of the Masters, I’m devoted to teaching and inspiring others. doing what I love, teaching food and inspiring others, remember it’s never too late to learn or take a different direction.
Keep striving and believing in yourself! Keep pushing forward!
Now that school’s out for summer, I’m looking forward to a well-deserved rest! Thank you all for your love and encouragement. TTFN.