NAME: Eddie Lawson
OCCUPATION: Maths Teacher, Deputy Headteacher
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 inspirational teacher with a genuine passion for the job. He has a natural authority and the pupils know not to cross him, but underneath he's warm and self-deprecating. He has a down to earth approach to teaching but he's also not afraid of change. He's also a strong believer in inclusion, which Waterloo Road is keen to embrace, and an expert on vocational education - believing it can really deliver the goods.
Eddie's own experience at school has given him a natural empathy with the 'difficult kids' and he can handle himself in the classroom. Eddie still nurtures high hopes for a relationship with Rachel, however Rachel has other ideas and with the arrival of a new member of staff, Melissa, Eddie is sure he's found the perfect partner.