Paula Ayto

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Paula Ayto

Paula Ayto

Principal, Reid Street Primary School
United Kingdom
I am the Principal of Reid Street Primary School, a successful Single Academy Trust in Darlington in the North East of England. I have worked in primary education for over twenty years, undertaking a range of roles including Literacy Lead, SENDCo and Designated Safeguarding Lead as well as senior leadership positions. I am passionate about ethical education and the importance of supporting and enabling pupils to explore not just 'what' they want to be in the future but also 'who' they want to be. I believe that building an empathic culture within school is vital to fulfilling our vision of developing pupils who are able to understand and care for themselves, their peers, their community and the wider world. As a school, we are extremely proud of our achievement in winning the Global Empathy Award in 2021.

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