The Southern Education and Library Board (the ‘Board’) was established as part of Local Government reorganisation in 1973 and is the largest of the five area Boards. The Board's principal functions are the provision of education and youth services to the District Council areas of Armagh, Banbridge, Cookstown, Craigavon, Dungannon & South Tyrone and Newry & Mourne. It spans 1,450 square miles with a total population of approximately 390,300 including 75,767 pupils.
To ensure that high quality education, youth and library support services exist throughout the area in order to:
- Promote learning
- Provide opportunities for personal development
- Encourage individuals to acquire core skills
- Promote spiritual and moral values in individuals and in the community a sense of shared responsibility, respect for one another and appreciation of the worth of the individual person
To be valued for providing coherent high quality services to meet the needs of our user community.