Steph Haydock (French Teacher- series 1-5) portrayed by Denise Welch
Steph has little control over her classes, limited respect from the pupils and is a pretty hopeless teacher. Whilst this does bother her deep down, she manages to remain in denial about her failings. Everyone is fond of her and they turn a blind eye to the brutal fact that she’s a rubbish French teacher. Steph is away from Episodes 1–8, as she’s away with her boyfriend, who also happens to be Chris’s father. Steph returns in the nick of time to stop Grantly doing something stupid, as he struggles to care for Fleur, who has Alzheimer’s.