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Amy Beach AB

AB Staff Leadership 

Director of Learning Miss P Knuckey  p.knuckey@highworth.kent.sch.uk
Student Support Manager Mrs J Thorogood j.thorogood@highworth.kent.sch.uk

AB Student Leadership

Community Captain Tabitha Smyth                                                   
Vice Captains Kiera Broadbank

AB Community Mentors

Mr A Milne Mrs D Samson and Mrs E Levett Mr P McLarney
Mr B White and Mrs D Cox Miss F Moyse Mrs R Wilson
Miss C Mishra and Mrs A Berrigan Mr G Dale Miss Y Ozturk

AB Community Ambassadors

New appointments will be made this academic year.


Amy Beach Biography

Amy Marcy Cheney Beach (1867–1944) was an American composer and pianist. She was the first successful American female composer of large-scale art music, playing her first solo concert at the age of 16. Her "Gaelic" Symphony, premiered by the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 1896, was the first symphony composed and published by an American woman. She was one of the first American composers to succeed without the benefit of European training, and one of the most respected and acclaimed American composers of her era. As a pianist, she was acclaimed for concerts she gave featuring her own music in the United States and in Germany.

Today, our Community flies under the banner of her name together with our ‘Bee’ logo, which was created by an AB student in 2018. We are reminded through our logo of a worker bee that working together for the benefit of everyone in our AB community will mean we will always strive for success together.


AB Charity Work

2020-2021: British Heart Foundation was nominated as the Amy Beach Community Charity this year. The whole community felt that this charity needed our support to help with the on going support they offer to so many people.  

There are many ways in which we are raising money this year starting with our charity day with stalls in the Hall (Friday 1 October) as well as plans for CPR training and numerous sponsored events.  

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Everyone taking part in the any of the AB charity events are helping to spread the message and to get closer to a world free from the fear of a heart and circulatory diseases. A world without heartbreak. 

2020-2021: SARI (Stand Against Racism and Inequality)

2019-2020: ITU Sensory Garden at William Harvey Hospital

2018-2019: The Cardiac Care Unit at the William Harvey Hospital - £1912.37