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Nina Simone NS

NS Staff Leadership

Director of Learning Mr D. Freear d.freear@highworth.kent.sch.uk
Student Support Manager Mrs N. Giles n.giles@highworth.kent.sch.uk

NS Student Leadership

Community Captain Grace D                                                         

NS Community Mentors

Mr A Hope Mrs J Bridgland Mr K Ward & Mrs K Reizbos
Ms L Baxter & Dr C Spurgeon Mrs L Elias Mr M Phillips
Mrs N Eaton-Boudains & Mrs S Welch Mrs N Kinrade & Mrs N Das Miss S Judd

NS Community Ambassadors

Ava Yr9
Riona Yr9
Immy Yr9
Amelia Yr10
Izzy Yr11
Sampada Yr11

Biography of Nina Simone

NS take their name from the American singer, songwriter, musician, arranger, and civil rights activist, Nina Simone. Born into poverty, Nina Simone taught herself music before funding all her music lessons through her own work and performances. Often heralded as the "the High Priestess of Soul"; Nina Simone is an example of a strong independent female who advocated tolerance, unity and equality for all.


NS Charity Work

2022-23: Taylor Made Dreams & Teenage Cancer Trust

2021-2022: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation - £1718.91 was raised this year through a series of stalls offering food, plants and games. Sponge the Teacher raised nearly £200 and individuals students sold cakes and items independently adding to the overall Community contribution.

2020-2021: Parkinson's UK - Under strict Covid rules, NS managed to raise £936.66 for Parkinson's UK. 

2019-20: Great Ormond Street Hospital (Gosh) - During the Covid hit year, NS raised £1659.25 for Great Ormond Street Hospital a charity that has played a large part in the lives of many in the Community for many years.

2018-19: Our Community charity was the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and we raised £1693.47.  We raised funds by having our non-school uniform day, creating stalls for students to buy snacks and treats at, sponsored silences and a variety of competitions.

2017-18: Our Community Charity was Abbie’s Army and we raised over £2000, in large part thanks to a whole Community Christmas Conga.