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  • Contact details for the RE team

    Support Officer: Elena Taraban


    Tel: 01962 876207

  • Patricia Hannam

    County Inspector/Adviser for RE, history and philosophy

    Tel:           01962 876207

    Pat is the County Inspector/Advisor for Religious Education and is based in the south east of Hampshire; she joined HIAS in 2009. 

    Pat has an MA in Education from London Institute of Education, and her PhD in Education was into the purpose of religious education in the public sphere. She has professional membership of many relevant organisations including History Education networks, the Philosophy of Education Association of Great Britain and Association of RE Inspectors and Advisers and Consultants where she is currently a member of the executive committee. She is Visiting Fellow (Knowledge Exchange) at the University of Winchester. She has international engagement and experience in philosophical enquiry (P4C) with children and young people running Levels 1, 2 and 3 P4C courses locally, nationally and internationally. Pat is a published author. 

    Her main areas of work with HIAS include:

    • giving county-wide leadership for history, religious education and P4C
    • running high quality relevant and engaging continuing professional development for heads of department and subject leaders of history and RE as well as curriculum development opportunities for SLT responsible for management of history and RE at all phases of education
    • offering in-school support to evaluate, challenge, coach and develop the quality of teaching in primary and secondary schools
    • running Levels 1, 2 and 3 SAPERE accredited courses in P4C.

    • Justine Ball

      General Inspector/Adviser for RE (primary)

      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.

      • Lydia Revett

        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.