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Appointment of member to the North Eastern Education and Library Board

The Department of Education has announced the appointment of one new member to the Board of the North Eastern Education and Library Board.
Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Transferor Member

Mr Andrew Kennedy is a retired Civil Servant. He brings to the role a wide experience in corporate governance and responsibilities and experience of working as part of a board and a management team. As a member of the Board of Governors of two schools he also has a knowledge and understanding of the education system in NI. He does not hold any other public appointments and has not undertaken any political activity.

Notes to editors:

  1. The Education and Library Boards in Northern Ireland are statutory bodies which perform a wide range of functions in the funding and delivery of local education and youth services for their respective areas. The Board members are appointed by the Minister for Education in accordance with Schedule 2 to the Education and Libraries (NI) Order 1986.
  2. Board Membership comprises four categories of Member, i.e. District Councillors, representatives of the interests of Transferors of controlled schools and Trustees of maintained schools and General members appointed by reason of their interest in the services for which the Board is responsible, including serving teachers in grant-aided schools in the area of the Board.
  3. This appointment is made under the Transferor category.
  4. The term of appointment is for the transitional period until the Education and Skills Authority (ESA) is established. Board members do not receive annual remuneration in respect of their appointment although they receive payments by way of attendance allowances - £22 up to 4 hours and £30.39 more than 4 hours - or financial loss allowances in relation to their duties.
  5. The appointment has been made in accordance with the Commissioner for Public Appointments’ Code of Practice. All appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process. However, the Commissioner requires the political activity of appointees to be published.
  6. The Department of Education has launched a new ‘Education Works’ advertising campaign. The campaign encourages families to play, talk, read and count with their child and to ‘Get Involved Because Education Works’. Watch out for the ads on television, radio and outdoor locations. The campaign highlights the vital role families can play in helping children do well at school and improve their life chances.
  7. Visit  nidirect website for more information or watch the TV ad on the Department’s YouTube channel. View photos from the Department of Education in our Flickr collection.
  8. Media enquiries to the Department of Education’s Communications Team on Tel: 028 9127 9207. Out of office hours, contact the Duty Press Officer via pager number 076 99 715 440, and your call will be returned.