This issue of EiS features write-ups of some of the sessions from the first ever online ASE Annual Conference, held in January 2021, together with the regular NQT section, two very interesting Opinion pieces about the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on schools, and an update on the Horners' Careers HELP initiative, plus the usual round up of news, resources, new books from ASE and Millgate House, and an insight into life after science teaching.