NAME: Rachel Mason
FAMILY: Melissa Ryan (Sister), Phillip Ryan (Nephew)
ARRIVED AT WATERLOO ROAD: Series 3, Episode 7
DEPARTS WATERLOO ROAD: Series 5, Episode ??
PORTRAYED BY: Eva Pope
REASON FOR LEAVING: Unknown as yet
Head teacher Rachel has never been afraid to take risks to deliver quality education to the poorest sectors of society - and she has a passion for transforming the lives of working class kids. However, scarred physically and mentally from the fire at the end of the last term, and having faced a co-ordinated campaign from parents and the Governing Body to oust her following the revelations about her past, Rachel's had to battle - once again - to prove her worth.
Rachel likes to keep her private life private but she was starting to let her guard down with Deputy Head Eddie Lawson. However, she rejects him - no-one's going to be getting close to her scars, whether external or internal anytime soon.