Klara Halpin

After leaving Teasdale School, I began college courses in dance, hairdressing and an access course before an opportunity to do a Youth Work qualification arose at The Hub.

Since then I started my career path and I am now currently working as the Behaviour and Welfare Officer at Woodham Academy. I thoroughly enjoy my job. Having the opportunity to work with young people every day and guide them on a pathway that gives them the chance to see their own potential is truly amazing. 

I have also begun to work as a Team Leader for the NCS and I am looking forward to starting in the Summer.

What university do you attend?

Teeside University.

What qualifications do you have?

Level 2 Youth Work

Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Teaching and Learning in Schools

FdA Working With Children and Young People (2018-2020)

What are your future plans and ambitions?

My future goal is to complete my university degree and to work within safeguarding of young people as this is where my passion lies.

What has been the highlight of your life so far after leaving school?

Starting my career path in working with young people.

What is your favourite Teesdale memory?

The continuous support throughout my time at Teesdale and the friendships that still continue to grow.

Advice to my younger self

Listen to the adults around you as they only want what’s best for you. School is a privilege and the key to open many doors of opportunity so try your best and appreciate every second.

You can invite one person dead or alive to a dinner party – who do you invite and why?

Dr Seuss. His book “Oh! The places you will go!” is one of my favourites. I think he would be really interesting to converse with and to have a chance of delving into his thought process.

Dr Seuss.