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  • Contact details for the RE team

    Support Officer: Lori Hamlen


    Tel: 01962 876207

  • Justine Ball

    County Inspector/Adviser for RE and history (secondment)

    Tel:            01962 876207

    Justine joined HIAS in June 2015. Her areas of responsibility include:

    • professional support for RE, SMSC, British values and Prevent in primary schools
    • training courses, networks and an annual conference for primary RE teachers and subject leaders
    • editorship of RE Primary News and involvement in two RE websites.

    Justine has a degree in Theology from Oxford University and is currently working on a Masters in Religious Studies with Chester University. She has worked across education, both in primary schools and in Adult Further Education. Prior to joining the team, she worked in a primary school, where she taught across the infant and junior classes. She has taught in Years 2 and 4 and been responsible for the school’s nativity production, as well as preparing children for their Standard Assessment Tests (SATs) examinations. She held the post of RE, history and worship co-ordinator for several years, leading her school through a Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) inspection and written the policies for collective worship and RE. She was also successful in gaining the National Quality Mark for History in 2015.

    Justine has completed two programmes of study with the Woolf Institute at Cambridge University, exploring the history, culture and theology of Muslims and Jews and the experiences of Christians, Jews and Muslims in Europe. She also holds Levels 1 and 2 SAPERE Philosophy for children (P4C) qualifications. Justine is currently Vice Chair of AREIAC (Association of RE Inspectors Advisers and Consultants) and a member of Culham St Gabriel Trust’s steering group for RE leadership.

    Chris May

    Inspector/Adviser for secondary RE (secondment)

    Tel:            01962 876207

    Chris May is seconded to HIAS as the Secondary Inspector/Adviser for religious education. Chris is Head of Humanities at Park Community School in Havant where he has worked for 13 years and has been a member of the Secondary RE Steering Group for Hampshire since 2017.  Chris is active in the world of RE, regularly running workshops at the Hampshire RE conference along with presenting at national conferences and writing articles for national RE journals. He is interested in educational theory and its relation to RE, and in social justice and tackling disadvantage.

    Chris joins HIAS on a part time basis, working 2.5 days per week. 

    • Laura Blair

      County RE Centre Manager

      Address from 11.10.21:  County RE Centre, Clarendon House, D Block, Monarch Way, Winchester, SO22 5PW
      Tel:           01962 863134

      The RE Centre Manager provides advice about and access to publications and resources to support RE in schools.