On Friday 23 November, Hastings and Rye’s Member of Parliament Amber Rudd paid a visit to Ore Village Primary Academy (OVPA) to attend the academy’s ‘Funky Friday’ assembly. During the event, Amber joined both teachers and pupils in a community get together featuring prize giving, songs and fun. As an academic institution, OVPA has seen its standing and reputation go from strength to strength. Of particular note is the academy’s recent Ofsted report, which rated OVPA ‘Good’ - the first of such ratings in the academy’s history. It was with this achievement in mind, that the academy’s staff extended a warm invitation to Amber as their local MP to join in the celebrations.
OVPA has over 300 pupils and was granted academy status in 2013. The academy offers pupils a wide-ranging curriculum that encompasses sports, art, music, as well as outdoor pursuits. The academy’s staff have expressed their ambition to improve the academy’s reputation further still, and towards that end are aiming to achieve an Ofsted rating of ‘Outstanding’ in the future.
Commenting on her visit to OVPA, Amber said: “I am grateful to the staff here at OVPA for inviting me to participate in OVPA’s Funky Friday assembly. May I congratulate all of OVPA’s golden ticket prize winners, as well as the staff at OVPA on their latest Ofsted rating.”
Amber added: “I am pleased to hear of OVPA’s ambitions for the future. After having witnessed first hand the enthusiasm and drive of both the staff and pupils at the academy, I am confident that OVPA will eventually achieve the Ofsted rating that they rightly deserve”.
Photo: Amber is pictured with ‘gold ticket’ winning pupils at Ore Village Primary Academy