It has been brilliant to welcome our 2020/21 trainees and we have thoroughly enjoyed being able to teach our professional studies sessions face-to-face. We are extremely grateful to partnership schools (Sir Thomas Rich’s, Balcarras and Cotswold) which agreed to host a “bubble”, enabling us to divide trainees into smaller groups. Spending three weeks in a school gym, hearing but not seeing pupils, has been very strange but much better than teaching online. Many thanks to our wonderful new cohort of trainees for putting up with chilly gyms, exam desks, sanitiser everywhere and, above all, the lack of coffee! We hope you are now enjoying being in your placement schools.