All eight articles in this issue of STE have been provided by presenters at the Summer 2019 ASE Futures Conference held at Sheffield Hallam University. While there is a diverse range of subject foci, with teacher retention high on the agenda, it is fitting that many of the articles consider the type of support that could be available to teachers at different stages of their careers. The articles have been ordered to reflect these stages. We hope that this issue gives a flavour of the professional learning conversations that took place over the two days and, as such, contributes to your personal CPD.