We have a large range of SEN Need types available to use in Arbor. Each one maps back to one of 13 UK DfE SEN Need Types to be reported in the census, outlined in CBDS (the DfE's common data set). You can see the full list of SEN Need Types with DfE code mappings here.
- It is not possible to add additional needs to this list.
- It is not possible to add the 4 broad areas of need. You can see our guidance on this here: Can we report on the 4 broad areas of SEND?
We suggest that you choose the closest compatible option from the list, (or Other Difficulty/Disability if none apply) and then use the description field for the specific student's SEN need for further clarification. Please note that it is not possible to report on the description field in the Custom Report Writer.