Waterloo Road Comprehensive School is on the scrap heap. It can be found very near the bottom of every league table there is. Its teachers have given up trying to make a difference as they struggle to cope with their nightmare jobs. When the Headmaster has a nervous breakdown Jack Rimmer reluctantly replaces him. He recruits educational zealot Andrew Treneman to try to find that difference.
Roger is a dynamic, designer-suited Waterloo Road "old-boy" turned self-made millionaire. An undiagnosed dyslexic, he was picked on during his school days by his teachers - in particular Grantly Budgen
, who accused him of being lazy and stupid.
Driven by a determination to prove him wrong, he went on to become one of the richest men in the north of England.
His plans to turn Waterloo Road into an academy within the year are for mainly altruistic reasons, but the advertising opportunity of the "Roger Aspinall Academy" is an added bonus he can't ignore.
Reason for leaving
After learning of Davina Shackleton
's fling with Brett Aspinall
, Roger demanded that Jack sack her immediately or lose his funding. Jack refused. Roger was last seen storming out of the school, taking Jack's dream of a City Academy with him.
Roger Aspinall Photos
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