Grantly has made a bet with Rachel that she can't make it through the day, doing both teaching and being the head. Rachel has to deal with a school trip gone wrong when all of her students ending up inside Jem Allen's house (supply teacher). Christine Mulgrew [Series 8 Episode 29 to Series 9 Episode 19]. He arrived with his partner Allie Westbrook and her two children Floyd and Tiffany. They have another child, Bex Fisher who is introduced later in the series. Later when she confronts him about it Adam thinks he has done nothing wrong, but it's only when Danielle Harker and Aleesha Dillon moan to him about how boring Rachel is, that he realises he has overstepped the mark. Many of the teachers feel that their job is pointless, and the pupils couldn't care less about their education. ... As a new term begins, returning headteacher Karen Fisher has plenty to contend with when the new site manager ... faces a baptism of fire at Waterloo Road. As well as starring in Waterloo Road, Jason has played parts in Casualty and The Bill. Rachel starts the new term on a high, with the arrival of new Deputy Headteacher Christopher Mead. Stuart gives Rachel the evidence that Tess had, but before she can hide it Eddie walks in, he spots where she has put the envelope. Rachel supports Kim when she returns to work however when Kim attacks Andrew she realises allowing her to come back so soon might not have been the best thing. Rachel is threatened by Stuart after Eddie goes to see him and warns him to stay away from Rachel. Test your knowledge on this television quiz and compare your score to others. Spotting the envelope he looks inside and finds that Rachel (as Amanda Fenshaw) used to work as a prostitute. Waterloo Road - Series 3: Episode 7. It becomes increasingly obvious that she is upset about their relationship - particularly when they get engaged. Finn falls from bridge! Jason's character resigned as headteacher halfway through series 3. It shows them share a tender kiss interrupted by an pop song and then the term is out ready for new adventures. When the Headteacher of the school has a nervous breakdown, Jack Rimmer is promoted to the position, much to his dismay. Rachel then tells Eddie, "I had sex with men for money 20 years ago because I had nothing else," then adding, "You can't see past that." He's also a writer and director and often takes on theatre roles. Waterloo Road has always been a favourite of mine, due to the issues, complexities and experiences it presents about growing up. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Rachel was shocked to hear this, and carried on supporting Lindsey and her younger sister Emily. In this rare moment of honesty, Adam reveals he wants to spend the rest of this life with her- and proposes, to which she accepts, and they kiss. Rachel is seen stopping a fight between Bolton and another boxer that took place outside of school - Rachel is furious with all the children who attended the fight. He's also a writer and director and often takes on theatre roles. He has romantic liaisons with Steph Haydock and LEA inspector Heather Davenport, and a more serious relationship with Davina Shackleton. It is their responsibility to manage the staff and pupils whilst being the most senior teacher in school. She is initially very angry with her nephew Philip Ryan as he was supposed to be in detention however she cools off and is pleased to hear that he helped out Grantly when he fell in the pool, however, she later feels very embarrassed when Flick Mellor comes over asking why Philip left a bra and pair of knickers in her bag when Flick leaves she is disgusted when she realises the underwear is hers. It was later revealed that the couple had made a suicide pact to die together at Finn's favourite beach due to the fact Finn's parents had revealed to him that they were moving to Los Angeles and it would ruin their relationship. Bernie and Serena both working on AAU the day the staff are brought in. When the Headteacher of the school has a nervous breakdown, Jack Rimmer is promoted to the position, much to his dismay. Jack Rimmer. Rachel then bumps into Stuart and a fight ensures and Rachel kicks Stuart in the crotch and he falls down the stairs. As well as starring in Waterloo Road, Jason has played parts in Casualty and The Bill. Although warm and caring, Rachel was no pushover and didn't shy away from disciplining children who step out of line. Eddie persuaded Rachel to lure Hordley to the school, after they found evidence of him being involved in illegal child labour. Rachel also revealed that Stuart Hordley's secretary, Tess Doyle, knew her before she went into teaching. It is clear that Rachel is shocked and she goes on to tell Chris that she doesn't think having sex will be a good idea. Andrew resigned from Waterloo Road, to become an Education Leader and Headteacher to a school in … D igital Spy reported that Neil Pearson will play the new school chief in series 10 next year.. She was offered £1000 a week when she was a prostitute. Meanwhile Rachel decides to talk to Sameen herself. AGE: 40s OCCUPATION: Maths Teacher, Deputy Headteacher FAMILY: Unknown ARRIVED AT WATERLOO ROAD: Series 3, Episode 1 DEPARTED WATERLOO ROAD: Series 4, Episode 20 PORTRAYED BY: Neil Morrisey REASON FOR LEAVING: Left Waterloo Road at Rachel's request when it transpired that he was the father of Melissa's unborn baby Eddie Lawson is charismatic and an … At the bowling alley, Philip cancels but Rachel and Eddie decide to stay. Where the Headteacher is not present on site, the Deputy Headteacher deputises for the Headteacher in their absence. Later Eddie phones a taxi firm and while he is waiting his curiosity gets the better of him. Eddie thinks that Rachel was in on the plan to get Hordley the training centre, he is also concerned that Rachel has slept with Hordley. Corruption is rife in the tendering process to build a new training centre at the school, with Headteacher Rachel Mason coming under pressure from a blackmailing builder to secure his interest in the bid. Eddie said he thought they have seen the last of him, but Rachel was not convinced. Paul Langley and Bolton Smilie got a complaints box and Denzil Kelly to collect complaints mainly about the teachers. Waterloo Road. While the class is away Rachel takes Ruby Fry's class. Eddie walks off. Afterwards Eddie goes to find Rachel and we see how much he cares for her when he asks her to stay. Stuart realises there is nothing left for him and chucks his cigarette in the bin. Eva Pope was missed by many of the cast. Rachel is later seen asking Marley about how his speech went before going off to help her sister with the dating event she organised. Max prefers an old-fashioned, autocratic and disciplinary approach whereas Rachel believes that pastoral approach is far more suited to the needs of Waterloo Road's pupils. Things take a turn for the worse when Ralph realises that Flick tested positive and swaps her test for Marleys. She has a dark past, that is partially revealed at the end of Series 3 Episode 10 (through a newspaper clipping about a vice crackdown), that she is desperate to keep a secret from the students and staff. Who has been the best headteacher at Waterloo Road? Rachel Mason departed Waterloo Road after the double-episode series finale (episodes 19 and 20) after getting married to Adam Fleet and agreeing to travel the world with him. At the end of the episode Rachel and Eddie watched Stuart drive away. However, Rachel obviously dumps her scruples because she and Chris are then spotted leaving the pub in the back of a taxi. Rachel has to deal with a new supply teacher when he makes allegations of racism against Davina. Waterloo Road (TV Series 2006–2015) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Rachel refuses to do this however does go off and find Marley to have a serious chat to him, Marley was angry and walked out of school with no plans to return. At the end of the day, Chris and Kim come to find her and it becomes obvious that Chris was really worried about her as he tells her how important she is to the school and how she should never take risks like that again. BBC Waterloo Road Wiki is a FANDOM TV Community. He's also a writer and director and often takes on theatre roles. Waterloo Road - Series 3: Episode 7. Philip Martin Brown, who played Waterloo Road's grumpy Headteacher, Grantly Budgen joined the chat, as well as famed characters Denzil Kelly, Lorna Dickey, Kyle Stack, and Janeece Bryant. Can you name the ALL the Characters Waterloo Road? Series 3: Episode 7. Philby has no choice but to back Hordley as Rachel has threatened to resign if Hordley is not chosen. He is well educated and believes everyone should go to university. After school that day, Adam decides to plan a surprise for Rachel, turning the 6th form common room into a cinema for a romantic date, ending with Rachel and Adam sharing a kiss. Rachel then goes to find Philip and questions him about Flick however he denies that he is still pestering her and reveals that it was Flick who wanted to sleep with him on the night of his party. Rachel denies this and after pressure from Eddie (who has cottoned onto the fact that Rachel may have been blackmailed) confesses that Stuart was blackmailing her. Whilst at the dance Rachel shows her commitment to new husband Adam Fleet and says that she will quit her role as headteacher as she doesn't want it to come between them. She is also under pressure from Stuart Hordley as the building work has been delayed and can be seen trying to keep calm whilst informing him what is happening with the building work. Series 7.2 - Michael left for dead! Ten episodes from the third season of the BBC drama series set in a failing inner-city comprehensive. Waterloo Road in its prime was amazing. Later in the series he physically abused Rachel's nephew, Philip Ryan, leading to Max being fired. Eva Pope was missed by many of the cast. The ensuing episodes depict Rachel and Max in an elaborate power struggle, disagreeing with almost all the methods and means that Max wants to achieve his goals by. In the next episode Rachel and Adam are seen to be close friends, but when Rachel finds out that Adam has been going to gigs with 6th formers she isn't happy. In Series 9 Christine drives in to school under the influence of alcohol; the stress of being headteacher causes her to hit the bottle hard and so she resigns from the headteacher role, staying at the school in the English department once she had gotten her alcoholism under control. The iconic Jack Rimmer returns with a bang as Waterloo Road draws close to the ending of its third series. Ralph then confronts Rachel about this and recommends that Marley be expelled. Series 6 - Panto! Branding Rachel incapable of running the school alone, he informs her that he intends to base himself permanently at Waterloo Road, and proceeds to march her out of her own office, leaving Rachel fuming. Tom, who was 24 at the time of playing a 17-year-old on Waterloo Road, plays Jesus in the post-apocalyptic horror series and has been a regular on the show since 2016. Series 3: Episode 7. Show more Show less Following a fraught autumn term which brought in new Headteacher, Rachel Mason, the spring heralds exam time at Waterloo Road, and it's not only the pupils being tested. Rachel fought the deportation of pupil Sameen. Sophie is trouble, this is why Rachel took her out of her old school and put her in waterloo road separating her from her best friend Abbey. The set includes all twelve episodes on a four-disc set. However when she learns that Max abused Philip, his ex-wife Jennifer Headley of the LEA who persuaded Rachel to stay had him suspended indefinitely from Waterloo Road. Despite numerous attempts from Eddie to dissuade her, she is adamant about leaving. Jason's character resigned as headteacher halfway through series 3. Rachel and Eddie later encountered Steph at the pub, where Rachel told Steph that she was being removed from her post. Waterloo Road. Rachel became headteacher of Waterloo Road following the resignation of Jack Rimmer. Further talks with Eddie showed her commitment to the Kellys and the school as a whole, as she began to help Bolton and Paul confess. The third series of Waterloo Road, a British television school drama series created by Ann McManus and Maureen Chadwick and produced by BBC Scotland and Shed Productions, commenced airing in the United Kingdom on 11 October 2007 and concluded after 200 episodes on 13 March 2008. Rachel met Steph's French businessman who refused to put money into the Language Labs. He knows that if the school doesn't clean up its act soon, it could mean the end. She also said that it took two years for her to get out of the habit "The only route out was to get myself an education and that is why I'm here." It was revealed to Eddie and the rest of the staff that Rachel and Melissa are sisters after Philip was bullied by fellow students Paul and Bolton and begged Matt not to tell Rachel Mason as she is his aunt. Many of the teachers feel that their job is pointless, and the pupils couldn't care less about their education. While Emily is standing by her Dad's grave Lindsay goes over to stand with Rachel next to her car, Rachel tries to talk to Lindsey and asks her if her Dad abused her to. Waterloo Road vs. Jed Seddon! Earl didn't get far as he was swiftly cornered by the police and gave himself up as a murderer. Despite this, she had lots of support from staff and students. It also becomes apparent that Philip is now staying with Rachel. She is very excited by the return of Kim Campbell, and the two get along immediately due to their similar drive and passion. It's a period of her life she's so ashamed of, she'd rather change her identity than carry on living with the same name. When it becomes apparent that Maaka is teaching the kids nothing and letting them walk around freely during lessons, Rachel intervenes and allows Davina to take over the class. He looks in the top drawer of Rachel's desk. He even resigns when new headteacher Vaughn Fitzgerald introduces a number of community involvement schemes, Lampshading that there's no longer a place for a teacher like him at Waterloo Road. Eddie prevents her from finding the newspaper clippings and then asks her out, to which she says yes. Josh Stevenson get sanitiser sprayed in his face, Lauren and Sambuca let the pigs out and smuggle one back to school plus Amy, Siobhan, Finn, Josh and Craig were drinking alcohol. When he asks her how much she charges a member of staff, Chris punches him in the face. Property developer Stuart Hordley and his secretary Tess Doyle, show up and Stuart starts to reveal her dark past with a document showing that she changed her name from Amanda Fenshaw to Rachel Mason and used to live in Hertfordshire and blackmailed her into getting his bid for the new training school re-instated, which she did. referring to the used underwear Philip gifted to Flick. Just as she was leaving she was stopped by a voice - Eddie. Eddie talks about how it seems to him that her career is more important than the students and he says the truth will come out anyway. Also, the mentoring scheme has gone badly. However, all is thrown into chaos when new Executive Head Teacher Max Tyler arrives with a very different approach to her own. Rachel feels that she had no option but to resign from the school as she feels Maxine would still be alive if she had taken the opportunity to expel Earl. The series follows the lives of the faculty and pupils of the Eponymous School, a failing inner-city comprehensive school. He teaches English and joined the school as deputy headmaster, after leaving his old job as Head of English at a local grammar school. A few scenes later Rachel is seen pulling her top down slightly and glancing in the mirror at her scar later she drives to the pub where the staff are having drinks and sees Eddie and Melissa together. That evening, Eddie confesses his feelings for her but she rejects him due to the scar she received during the fire. There was more trauma for Rachel and the rest of the school when Earl Kelly shot dead fellow pupil and former girlfriend Maxine Barlow in Episode 8. Really liked Mason, but think it was time for her character to leave, and was probabley right for Karen Fisher. AGE: Late 30s OCCUPATION: Headteacher FAMILY: Unknown ARRIVED AT WATERLOO ROAD: Series 1, Episode 1 DEPARTED WATERLOO ROAD: Series 3, Episode 6 GUEST APPEARANCES IN WATERLOO ROAD: Series 3, Episode 19 PORTRAYED BY: Jason Merrells REASON FOR LEAVING: Jack's novel use of the budget didn't meet with the LEA's approval and he was suspended pending an enquiry. I would pick Karen Fisher as a character, as I felt having her family on the show … Michael and Sian face opposition to the newly built school opening from local headteacher … Later on, Chris and Kim find out what happened and are relieved to find out that the pair of them are safe. Hordley then taunted Rachel about her past and taunted Eddie about his relationship with her. Stuart took Rachel out for dinner at the end of the day to explain why he blackmailed her, revealing that Tess Doyle has all the evidence that Stuart had been using. Andrew Trenemanis an English teacher and the former Deputy Headteacher atWaterloo Road. AGE: 40s OCCUPATION: Maths Teacher, Deputy Headteacher FAMILY: Unknown ARRIVED AT WATERLOO ROAD: Series 3, Episode 1 DEPARTED WATERLOO ROAD: Series 4, Episode 20 PORTRAYED BY: Neil Morrisey REASON FOR LEAVING: Left Waterloo Road at Rachel's request when it transpired that he was the father of Melissa's unborn baby Eddie Lawson is charismatic and an … Rachel is furious and is seen out in the corridor with Philip asking him why he did it. Eddie decides the three of them should have dinner together to show Philip their support, Rachel agrees but suggests bowling as Philip likes bowling. She returns from a school choir competition and risks her own life to save Waterloo Road to prevent mad Ralph Mellor destroying the school. Due to a financial misconduct on Jack's part, Jack was suspended by the Schools Governing Body, but decided to fully resign with immediate effect instead. Drama series set in a secondary school. Max Tyler [Executive Head] [Series 5 Episode 1 - Series 5 Episode 10]. Waterloo Road is a British television drama series set in a comprehensive school of the same name, broadcast on BBC One and later on BBC Three.The show is set in the English town of Rochdale from series one until the end of series seven, and the Scottish town of Greenock from the beginning of series eight until the end of the show in series ten. Lindsey confesses to Rachel that it was she who murdered her father, and Rachel persuades her to tell the court. It's exam time at Waterloo Road, and it's not only the pupils who are being tested. Later, a calmer Rachel apologises and opens up to Adam, admitting she's scared to love again. Karen Fisher [Series 6 Episode 1 - Series 7 Episode 10]. From 2010 until 2014 he played business man Declan Macey in Emmerdale. Brian Vaisey [Series 1 Episode 1 - Series 1 Episode 1]. Rachel and Adam announce their engagement to the staff to go public with their relationship. She appeared in Series 3, 4 and 5 of Waterloo Road. There's nothing ordinary about this rowdy comprehensive. Edward "Eddie" Lawson is the deputy head at Waterloo Road. When the Headteacher of the school has a nervous breakdown, Jack Rimmer is promoted to the position, much to his dismay. Rachel continues to support Lindsey and Emily James and offers to take them to their Dad's funeral. Eddie said that he would stay at Waterloo Road and help Rachel get rid of Stuart Hordley once and for all or else he would always be influencing and following her. Eva Pope as Rachel Mason . Thomas 'Tom'Clarkson(1974-2013) was one of the most inspirational teachers that a school could have, with a gift in teaching. A contemporary drama series set in a challenging comprehensive school. He tries to cause all sorts of problems for her, including trying to spook her before she takes Ruby's class about how things have changed since she has been in the classroom, saying it's more about crowd control now. Rachel and Max have a showdown in front of the governors, blaming each other for the failure of the merger. As well as starring in Waterloo Road, Jason has played parts in Casualty and The Bill. Eddie wants to go to the police, but Rachel says no as the truth will come out and if it does she will resign. Vaughan Fitzgerald remains headteacher after the final series ends. Rachel is seen preparing food for the party in the kitchen before being joined by Eddie and Philip. Rachel is confused when the school is struck down by a mystery illness. She believed in helping the children at school with any problem they may be facing. Andrew Trenemanis an English teacher and the former Deputy Headteacher atWaterloo Road. This day they seem very close and in love. When Rachel then goes to talk to Rose about the events she too is angry and plans on walking however Rachel persuades her to stay. My first ever fanfic so reviews would be wonderful. Rachel had a different approach in comparison to Jack. She arrived to Waterloo Road with her son, Connor Mulgrew. Affairs, scandals, blackmail and many, many headteachers. At the end of the episode Rachel and Eddie are seen discussing Philip, where Eddie reveals that he never loved Melissa - he just didn't want to be alone. Rachel gets a welcome blast from the past in the form of old friend Adam Fleet who assumes Rachel is still known as Amanda Fenshaw. It formed part of the cliffhanger ending when Series Three entered its Christmas break. Melissa tried to force Eddie to choose between them but Rachel promptly stormed out of the school, shocked. In series 3, after witnessing Izzie Redpath's death he finds it increasingly difficult to … Rachel had to deal with Mika Grainger and Brett Aspinall and their eco-friends. Earl Kelly after what he had done soon realised the consequences he will have to take, he ran off and left Janeece Bryant (Maxine's best friend) to pick up the pieces. When she returns to the school it is obvious that she is in shock and bursts into tears in her office. Can the arrival of hard-nosed public school idealist Mr Treneman (Jamie Glover) really turn things around? Tom, who was 24 at the time of playing a 17-year-old on Waterloo Road, plays Jesus in the post-apocalyptic horror series and has been a regular on the show since 2016. Cesca & Jonah Wedding! This prompts Rachel to attack Adam believing that he has behaved irresponsibly, and they have a furious bust-up. The series ends on a cliffhanger as to whether Rachel has survived or not. After the Bianka Vale incident, Rachel insisted they put the kid's emotional health at the top of the agenda and she follows this up by getting Kim to train year 12's so they can assist year 8's and listen to their problems. Rachel was one of the most caring and compassionate teachers at Waterloo Road and a very popular headteacher. Once Rachel has 'phoned' the council (she really phoned a takeaway place) Eddie says they will face Hordley together, believing that Rachel has spoken to the council. Meanwhile, Ruby Fry takes the year 10's on a trip to a farm, owned by a pupil's big brother. Waterloo Road Comprehensive isn't doing very well. Waterloo Road Season 3 show reviews & Metacritic score: Waterloo Road Comprehensive isn't doing very well. Series 3 - The Fire Series 4 - Waterloo Road demolished by Ralph Mellor Series 5 - Finn & Amy’s Suicide Pact! She goes to check on him but her day goes from bad to worse. It's a new term at Waterloo Road and a new series of the school drama starring Jason Merrells as headteacher Jack Rimmer. Yes it was a bit far-fetched after the grittiness of the first 2 series, but it was immensely watchable. Rachel teases Eddie about his lack of skills in bowling. Rachel discovered from Philip that Melissa was still married to two men and that she had, in fact, lied about her divorce. After Eddie proposes to Melissa and she agrees Rachel decides to hold drinks in the staff room after school. They are responsible for all aspects of the school, and are expected to have a good sense of leadership. Jason's character resigned as headteacher halfway through series 3. AGE: Late 30s OCCUPATION: Headteacher FAMILY: Unknown ARRIVED AT WATERLOO ROAD: Series 1, Episode 1 DEPARTED WATERLOO ROAD: Series 3, Episode 6 GUEST APPEARANCES IN WATERLOO ROAD: Series 3, Episode 19 PORTRAYED BY: Jason Merrells REASON FOR LEAVING: Jack's novel use of the budget didn't meet with the LEA's approval and he was suspended pending an enquiry. Dominant and forward-thinking, Vaughan Fitzgerald has all the makings of the dynamic headteacher the school needs, while his confident partner Allie takes the reins of the art department. Following the shocking murder of Izzie Redpath, Jack and the new deputy head, Eddie Lawson, are keen to promote their policy on inclusion: no matter the circumstances or abilities, all kids are welcome at Waterloo Road. https://bbc-waterloo-road.fandom.com/wiki/Rachel_Fleet?oldid=17249, "Lindsey, can I just have a quick word please? Rachel also had to deal with Earl Kelly when he and Maxine Barlow were caught in the toilets during school hours. As the fire breaks through the school, Rachel goes back inside to check if anyone is still in there. Rachel is initially reluctant, but Adams enthusiasm convinces her. She is seen to help an asthmatic (from visiting school Forest Mount) out of the school, and then Eddie comes to find her to make sure she is OK. She goes back into the school building (after sending a reluctant Eddie to the Assembly Point) to check if anyone is still trapped inside after the fire, only to find Stuart Hordley (her blackmailer) on the floor. She was originally an English Teacher, who Michael strongly believed in, therefore suggesting she was a suitable candidate for Headteacher position. Created by Ann McManus, Maureen Chadwick. When they return to school Rachel is shocked to find Denzil Kelly scrubbing the school steps, Rachel asks him what he's doing and he tells her Max made him do it, Rachel is angry and tensions between her and Max increase. Finn falls from bridge! Stuart's company won the bid, after Rachel quoted a phrase ("a bit too uppity") that Councillor Philby uses while he is on the phone to somebody from a rival company, Ladmore Construction. Rachel Fleet (née Mason, born Amanda Fenshaw) was Waterloo Road’s third on-screen headteacher after Messrs Vaisey and Rimmer, and the first female head. Rachel is later seen apologising to Steph when it comes to light that Tasha has been deliberately not eating to make herself thin. After a somewhat fiery first confrontation, Rose cools off and goes back to see Rachel who then offers her a job. Fleur Budgen is the bed-ridden, overweight wife of Grantly Budgen.She appeared in the very first episode, in a non-speaking uncredited appearance. Arrives at Waterloo Road with a familiar face, Matt Wilding and a new Head of English, Linda Radleigh. From 2010 until 2014 he played business man Declan Macey in Emmerdale.