The DFE requires each school to have one staff member working as a SENCO. This means they will need to have this contract recorded on their staff profile.
However, if your school doesn’t have a SENCO you can still submit the census as this is only a query. You will need to provide an explanation to COLLECT to support this when submitting your census.
If you do have a SENCO working at the school all you have to do is add the contract to their profile.
To add the position of SEN-Co to a staff member if they already occupy a separate position (such as a teacher), you will need to add a new contract to the staff member. The SENCo contract should be a separate contract.
Salary and hours breakdown between the two positions is decided by the school, but the two contracts should add up to the equivalent of one full-time member of staff.
Double-check you've set up the position in School > All Staff > HR Admin > Positions - be sure to set the category and business role as shown below.
Go to the Staff Profile and select Contracts.
Click 'Add new contract'
In the Staff Contract Details section, add the position of SENCo.