Series 7 Spring Term
A new Head Teacher, Michael Byrne, has arrived at Waterloo Road having survived a brutal stabbing incident, possibly from a former pupil. However, all that s behind him now, as he embraces a new assignment with colleagues old and new. Waiting to greet him in a lukewarm fashion are Waterloo Road s core staff, Tom, Grantly and Chalky. Invited back to teach music and drama, is old friend Matt Wilding. New faces include Michael s secret weapon, Linda Radleigh; as well as married couple Jeremy Jez Diamond, football star turned PE teacher, and Sian Diamond, whose history with Michael is an education in itself. It s a testing time for Michael with ongoing threats from his young attacker, undeniable embers of mutual attraction lingering between him and Sian, not to mention a one night stand that fi nds him open to even greater risk. New students include Phoenix and Harley Taylor, Zack and Madi Diamond, as well as Tariq and his sister Trudi Siddiqui, while stepping up the ranks comes the unlikely pairing of Emily James and Jodi Scout Allen. Finn can t stay away from new girl Trudi a partnership Tariq cannot square with his faith; and Vicki and Ronan, now living together, could be heading spectacularly for the rocks, as the relationship comes under insurmountable strain. Along with parent evenings, school orchestras, student prize-giving and a live radio broadcast from the heart of the school, it feels like there s a ticking time-bomb at every turn with the fuse lit day one. Welcome to Waterloo Road, and fasten your seatbelts for the ride of a lifetime.