Eddie Lawson

As Waterloo Road's new deputy head, Eddie consider himself to be an inspirational teacher - but his desire to do everything above board soon sees him in conflict with headmaster Jack Rimmer.

Eddie and Jack have very different ideas on how to motivate the students at Waterloo Road but, ultimately, they both want what's best for the school.

Eddie is keen to support Jack's 'inclusion' programme - that any student should be able to study at Waterloo Road - but when Jack starts to take in bright pupils to boost the school's exam results, Eddie starts feeling uneasy about their privileged treatment.

Will Eddie and Jack ever see eye to eye?

Played by Neil Morrissey