This is in response to the Plymouth Local Area Improvement Plan, and the move away from the National Award for SENCo towards the leadership level national professional qualification (NPQ). This course will offer the space for current research-informed, evidence-based practice in the form of seminars, workshops and annual conferences. A group of academic staff specializing in SEND support have been identified to share resources and support the course. The course will cover key themes including child voice and child-centered planning, reducing exclusion rates, early identification, adaptive teaching and working in partnership with alternative settings.