The primary vehicle for sharing information between HOLEX member organisations, and a means of enabling member contacts to exchange news and views and to post queries, is a series of confidential “e-groups” currently sourced via YahooGroups.
HOLEX currently has five such e-groups:
|e-group theme||current listing||purpose|
|main contacts||316 named contacts||the main conduit for messaging from the National Office, and between SMT personnel in member organisations|
|MIS managers||226 named contacts||heavily used by those responsible for handling and inputting data, with frequent inter-provider messaging seeking advice and support|
|employability||9 named contacts||focused on programmes designed to share information on the design and delivery of programmes for those seeking jobs, including JCP mandated clients|
|staff development||159 named contacts||targeted at managers responsible for the CPD of staff, and also used to share information on initial teacher education and professional standards|
|learner support||138 named contacts||used to share information on policy and practice in the use of discretionary support funds and local bursary schemes|
Additional HOLEX e-groups can be established where demand arises. E-group membership is controlled by the National Office, who also monitor messaging.
Termly Network Events
HOLEX holds three Network Events per year, usually in December, March and June, bringing together Heads of Service, Principals and other lead contacts from member organisations to discuss current issues, hear from HOLEX representatives on external groupings and to share information.
One place at each event is covered in the annual subscription charge, and additional places can be secured at cost.
These events normally attract about 60 delegates, include inputs from stakeholder agencies where relevant, and are well received: we regularly achieve a satisfaction rating of over 95% for all aspects of the events.