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The board is sponsored and funded by the Department of Education and the Department for Employment and Learning.

Capital funding is provided by the Department of Education for the construction of new schools and accommodation, for major upgrades/ repairs to existing accommodation and for the purchase of furniture, equipment and vehicles.

Recurrent funding is provided by both Departments and is used to pay for salaries and other running costs in schools and support services such as meals, transport and maintenance.

The board accounts for its expenditure in a number of publications. Resource allocation plans (RAPs) showing the amount allocated to each service are prepared at the beginning, in the middle and at the end of each financial year. Annual accounts of expenditure to 31 March each year are prepared within seven weeks of the year end.

Finance Directorate and Senior Team

The department is led by Mrs Gail Flavell, chief finance officer.


The senior team comprises the chief finance officer supported by the following officers:

Ms Joanne McKenna, the financial accountant, has responsibility for financial accounting, accounts receivable, income generation and payroll.


Mr. Nigel Vance, the management accountant, has responsibility for LMS, accounts payable and management accounting.


Mrs Marion McGibbon, the strategic partnering accountant, contact has responsibility for the financial aspects of strategic partnering.


Mr. Gordon Jackson, the IT manager, has responsibility for information technology, reprographics, freedom of information and data protection.


Sponsors / Funding

The board is sponsored and funded by two government departments as follows:

Department of Education, www.deni.gov.uk

Department of Education and Learning, www.delni.gov.uk

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