The Belfast Education and Library Board (now the Education Authority Belfast Region)was established in 1973 as the local authority responsible for education, youth and library services within the city.
The board is committed to providing a quality education, library and youth service which contributes to life–long learning for all the people of Belfast. In order to achieve this, the board undertakes a range of duties and services through its five departments.
The education department is responsible for:
- Curriculum advice and support service for teachers
- Education psychology service
- City of Belfast School of Music
- Education welfare service
- Special education
- Youth service