NAME: Steph Haydock
OCCUPATION: French Teacher
FAMILY: Maxine Barlow (Guardian, Deceased)
ARRIVED AT WATERLOO ROAD: Series 1, Episode 1
DEPARTS WATERLOO ROAD: Series 5, Episode ??
PORTRAYED BY: Denise Welch
REASON FOR LEAVING: Unknown as yet
Steph's in her 40's and is a hopeless teacher and she regularly finds herself way out of her depth both in school and at home. She's having problems with her 'foster' daughter Maxine, who embarks on a relationship with bad boy Earl Kelly. Steph isn't in a position to lecture her on lessons in love and suitable men, but she may be about to find true love in an unexpected form. She's going to need all the support she can get when she's proved right, and Maxine and Earl's relationship ends in tragedy.