SEN category codes for the school census

It is vital that you code your school census. The information on your census is used by a wide variety of governmental bodies, such as

  • Cornwall Council
  • Department for Education (DfE)

Your data can be used to identify trends and patterns of need in your area. This influences getting support where it's needed most.

The School Census Guide will support you in:

  • understanding the purpose and rationale of the school census
  • populating your management information systems with the required data. This is for both ‘School’ and ‘Pupil’ level
  • updating / maintaining your data throughout the year

Information specific to Special Educational Needs (SEN) coding is on pages 91-94,127 of the guide.

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