Our School Direct trainee teachers have been exceptional this year, adapting to our Covid-19 systems, as well as embracing a new career path. Trainees have been learning in the classroom, on virtual platforms, on video feed, with key worker children, in bubbles, out of bubbles and back in our academies.

We can honestly say that this cohort have been professional, open to change and have made a massive difference to ensuring their pupils have had everything they need to make progress this year.

We would like to say good luck in the next few weeks as you go through your assessment period to gain qualified teacher status, and are finally awarded your PGCEs. You have certainly earned it.