Set up your SENCo for the Workforce Census

Information on your SENCo is required for the workforce census.

  • If you have an assigned SENCo at your school, follow the instructions below.
  • If you do not have a SENCo at your school, you'll need to add an explanatory note when submitting your census. You will not be able to resolve Query 6550Q.

Step 1 - Resolve duplicates

First, check for duplicate staff from the Data Quality Dashboard and merge them (or delete a duplicate from the Admin section at the bottom of the duplicate’s staff profile): Resolve duplicates or delete staff profiles


Step 2 - Check your SENCo is set up

Check you’ve added your SENCo’s staff profile to your Arbor site: Adding a New Staff Member and creating a new staff profile


Step 3 - Make sure you've added their position

Add the SENCo position in School > All Staff > HR Admin > Positions - be sure to set the category and business role as shown below: Setting Positions, Position Categories and Census Business Roles for the Workforce Census



Step 4 - Record their SENCo contract

Add the staff member’s SENCo contract to their staff profile. If they already have a separate position (such as a teacher), they’ll need two contracts.



You’ll need to decide what to put as the salary and hours breakdown between the two positions, but the contracts should add up to the equivalent of one full-time member of staff: Managing Staff Contracts

SENCo contract:



Other contract:



Step 5 - Add their qualifications

You need to log that the SENCO has a NASENCO qualification unless they had been in that role for at least a year before September 2009. This will clear Query 6260Q.

Click +Add in the Qualifications & Checks section of their staff profile to add the NASENCO qualification.




The Qualification type should be Masters Degree or Any other qualification at NQF level 4 or equivalent if taken as a stand-alone qualification.

Select the qualification by typing Z201 in the First Subject box to select it. Then click Create to add the qualification to their profile.


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