The Perfect SENCO is an essential guide for those with responsibility for ensuring high quality provision for, and progress of, pupils with Special Educational Needs (SEN). Over recent years the job of the SENCO has become more strategic and will now include provision mapping, working in partnership with parents, supporting other colleagues, commissioning services, demonstrating pupil progress and ensuring value for money. In essence, it is a role which contributes significantly to whole-school improvement. The Perfect SENCO provides guidance for Special Educational Needs Coordinators (SENCOs) and other senior leaders on working in a strategic way to support improvement. It will be of use not only for potential or newly appointed SENCOs, but also for those who are more experienced and wish to keep their day-to-day practice up to date. Including key information and practical tips, The Perfect SENCO is a useful point of reference for busy senior leaders. The book can be used to encourage reflection of current policy and practice, to support cultural or systemic change and to consider ways of coordinating SEN provision to successfully raise the achievement of pupils with special educational needs. The book makes reference to the national changes occurring as a result of 'Support and aspiration: A new approach to special educational needs' SEN Green Paper and the resulting new SEN Code of Practice. It supports SENCOs, Inclusion Managers and Coordinators, SEN Governors together with Senior Leaders to start considering the implications of the changes.