The Hive

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Meet the team


Ms Waterman (Lizzie) is The Hive’s Class Teacher. She has worked in education for 23 years in a variety of roles. She holds the National Award for SEN co – ordination and greatly enjoyed her role as SENCO at her previous school.  Lizzie lives with her mother, two children and two dogs – Sonny and Stanley. She likes to spend any spare time in her allotment growing fruit and vegetables.


Miss Whaley (Helen) is The Hive’s LSA. Miss Whaley has been at St. Michael in the Hamlet for 7 years, based in Reception up to Year 6. Over the past 2 years, Miss Whaley has worked closely with children with Autism and behavioural needs. Miss Whaley is a Level 3 TA and also has a degree in Performing Arts / Dance and is passionate about continuing her professional development in the Autism field. Miss Whaley enjoys running, reading, dancing and being mum to her 2 children.


Miss Chambers (Laura) is a Teaching Assistant at The Hive; she has worked in education for 8 years and has experience of working with children in Reception to Year 6. She studied Early Childhood studies at Liverpool John Moores University then completed her PGDE at a local Liverpool school, where she taught for 7 years. Laura enjoys spending time with her family, mountain climbing and running.

Hive Rationale/Mission Statement

The Hive is a Resourced Provision supporting 8 KS2 children, which is a part of St Michael in the Hamlet Community Primary School. Each child will be on roll with the mainstream school and assigned a class, however learning will take place in the Hive. The Hive has a teacher and 2 support staff.

The aim of the Hive is to create an enabling environment where each child can learn, socialise and explore independently, taking ownership of their learning journey. We aim to form a safe, predictable area where each child can fulfil their potential alongside their special interests. We aim to produce a bespoke curriculum to complement and enhance more formal learning, incorporating sensory breaks, opportunities for structured social time, emotional regulation and independence alongside the National Curriculum in hoping to break down barriers to learning. Whilst building a strong link with home to ensure a consistent approach in meeting the child’s needs.



Special Educational Needs and Disability Information

National Autistic Society Website
National Autistic Society