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Local Management of Schools (LMS)

Local Management of Schools (LMS)

The purpose of the Board’s Local Management of Schools scheme is to achieve an equitable distribution of resources and the delegation to schools of responsibility for their use.

Schools have been allocated a delegated budget to enable Board of Governors and Principals to manage schools effectively by using the resources to meet the needs and priorities they have identified.

The main areas of responsibility within LMS are as follows:

  • To monitor the budgets of 275 Nursery, Primary and Post Primary Schools.
  • To provide assistance to Principals and Boards of Governors in planning and monitoring budget spend and in the determination of budget plans.
  • To provide financial training to Principals and Governors on all matters relating to school budgets.



NameJob TitleContact Number
Dawn ReidTeam Leader028 3751 2408
Deborah WilkinsonSupport Staff028 3741 0124
Deirdre RichardsTeam Leader028 37 512398
Joanna JohnsonTeam Leader028 3751 2398
Melissa McConnellSupport Staff028 3751 2417
Sandra HerronSupport Staff028 3751 2219
Sandra OwensHead of Section028 3751 2508




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 principle 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.


3 Charlemont Place, The Mall, Armagh, BT61 9AX.
Telephone number: 028 3751 2200 | Email: info@eani.org.uk