Pupil has SEN but no SEN type is present

Getting error message in Census that pupil has SEN but no SEN type is present.

On checking the student record in:-

  • Student SEN details
  • Tab 3 – Basic SEN Details
  • Status is recorded as P or S and there is a need type recorded with a ranking.

The need type must be one of the following or it will not be recognised as a valid need

SPLD = Specific Learning Difficulty
MLD = Moderate Learning Difficulty
SLD = Severe Learning Difficulty
PMLD = Profound & Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH = Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN = Speech, Language and Communication Needs
HI = Hearing Impairment
VI = Visual Impairment
MSI = Multi-Sensory Impairment
PD = Physical Disability
ASD = Autistic Spectrum Disorder
OTH = Other Difficulty/Disability

If you have not selected something from the above list please change the record and create and validate the census again.


Reviewed 30/03/2015

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