To record a student as a student with SEN, you need to give them an SEN Status. They will then appear as a student with SEN for reporting, and on the list of students with SEN.
You can see how to add an SEN status here: Adding SEN (Special Educational Need) for a student
For the Census, these statuses correspond to different codes that are output in the census:
- Education, Health and Care Plan - E
- Monitoring - N
- No Special Educational Need - N
- SEN Support - K
If no SEN status is set, this will also be output as N in the census.
It is not possible to add additional custom SEN Statuses.
Any students with SEN statuses that map to N are not counted as students with SEN, and so will be excluded from SEN statistics.
Statement (S) Sen Status code
The Statement SEN Status (output as the S code) is no longer in use.
If you have any students with this SEN Status, you should change this to another status.