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Inclusion Business Unit Autumn 2019 Update

News, Updates and Important Information for the terms ahead.

Welcome to the new term!

We hope this update finds you rested and refreshed after the wonderfully warm summer.  Please read on for some important reminders and essential updates.


Team News

We are simply  delighted to welcome Sailesh Patel Finance Manager, Brian Kerr and Alfred Alleyne to the team. Brain will support Out of Borough and in borough Payments to all schools, having worked in the other LA’s he knows the process well. He will soon become a familiar voice answering your calls and queries and I am sure you will join me in welcoming him to the team.

As reminder the Inclusion Business Unit are responsible for the Finance functions and Payments (PO’s, Termly adjustments and payment queries etc.) all emails relating to the Finance Queries should be sent to IBU@Newham.gov.uk

Mary-Charlotte Hicks is the Business Support for SEN and Mohammed Rahman, SEN Strategic Data & Systems Lead

They will now support and co-ordinate Data queries (i.e. level of need changes, pupil data details start/Finish dates, id numbers, assessment date etc...) to the Assessment and Commissioning Officers.

Please send in your queries to the SEN@newham.gov.uk  in box.

Important Reminders

Business Inclusion team are in the process of sending out the High Needs Contingency 1 Summer term Adjustment and Payment Breakdown.

Please check this information is correct and confirm any issues by email to ibu@newham.gov.uk for finance Issues or Please send to Mary and Mohammed for Data queries by Friday 27th September 2019.

All queries will be raised with the SEN Department to advice and every effort will be made to ensure any further adjustments are captured in your next Cash advance in October 2019. 


Important Current Issues

*High Needs Block: Issues in 19/20 and beyond; See the attached letter for more details and contacts 

As always, please contact us with any comments, concerns or queries IBU@Newham.gov.uk wishing you a happy and healthy term.

10 Sep 2019

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