Our bespoke course for aspiring leaders in special schools has been our flagship training offer since we first introduced it in 2010. Revised each year in response to the changing demands and opportunities in our schools, the course has provided special school specific training to over 250 middle and senior leaders from SWALSS schools right across the south of the country. With a Course Facilitator holding everything together, each of the six days of the course provides hands-on guidance and advice on all aspects of special school leadership from a wide range of serving, experienced practitioners. There is usually two cohorts each year, with the venues carefully chosen to ease travel times. Evaluations from participants are always extremely positive, with the opportunity to attend training specifically targeted at special school staff recognised as a unique aspect of the course.