Add SEN Details to a Student Profile

Go to Students Profile > Support > SEN.

You can access a student's SEN profile by visiting their profile and clicking on the support tab, you will see a section for special educational needs (SEN).

Click on the cog next to SEN to view or add SEN details. 

(If no cog wheel appears you will need a member of the admin team to add SEN user role to your account)

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Click Add New to enter the SEN information.

Please Note:

When recording SEN details, you need to enter both an SEN Provision AND an SEN Need (also known as SEN Type).

Students can have just a Primary Need or they can have both a Primary and Secondary Need.


Clicking Edit will allow you to add or amend data relating to that specific provision.

You can add an SEN Needs at the bottom of this screen by clicking Add New SEN Need.

SEN History

You must enter an end date to a SEN provision for this to appear in the SEN history table on the right side of Support tab page.


The Department for Education (DfE) requires that only one SEN Provision is open at any one time, and for there to be at least a Primary SEN Need associated with this provision. All SEN Provisions and SEN Need Types are determined by the DfE.


SEN Provision Types

The SEN provision types and the DfE code they equate to are:

Code Description
N No special educational need
E Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)
K SEN support


Broad Areas of Need

There are also four Broad Areas of Need within the SEN Provision:

  • Communication and interaction.
  • Cognition and learning.
  • Social, emotional and mental health difficulties.
  • Sensory and/or physical needs.


SEN Need (or SEN Type)

The SEN Need types and the DfE codes they equate to are:

Code Description
SPLD Specific learning difficulty
MLD Moderate learning difficulty
SLD Severe learning difficulty
PMLD Profound and multiple learning difficulty
SEMH Social, emotional and mental health
SLCN Speech, language and communication needs
HI Hearing impairment
VI Vision impairment
MSI Multi-sensory impairment
PD Physical disability
ASD Autistic spectrum disorder
OTH Other difficulty
NSA SEN support but no specialist assessment of type of need


SEN Ranking

SEN Needs need to be given a ranking of either Primary or Secondary

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