OFSTED Fred: 40s is a Head Teacher obsessed with OFSTED and gaining and an outstanding Judgement. His mental health deteriorates as the piece runs and his behaviour is erratic throughout.
Janice Breaker: ginger hair and glasses, 40s, is a senior OFSTED Inspector. She is ruthless and pragmatic – unless she is concerned with Kenneth.
Kenneth Buckle: 40s PE teacher and heavy smoker. Is quite happy to go along with life without any fuss – he is an inspirational teacher and is liked by the students. He spends most of his time taking the rise out of his adversary, Ms Barker.
Veronica Barker: 30s Head of the English Department. Veronica is career minded and will do anything to get ahead. Her character gets stronger as Fred weakens. She manipulates her lover Oliver Green to her own ends. She is not popular with the students.
Mr Crawford: 90s adds to the chaos through his lack of hearing/ understanding. Is more interested in what is for lunch than the effective running of the school.
Mercedes: 18 year old Student from a sink housing estate – it is her idea to bug the staff room. As her character develops it is obvious that she can achieve good things at St Catherine’s. She manipulates Trevor.
Trevor Green: 18 year old student and son of Governor, Oliver Green – he is manipulated by Mercedes. He becomes slightly unbalanced when he discovers that his father is having an affair with Ms Barker.
Oliver Green: 50s Chair of Governors and Ms Barker’s lover. He is faint-heated and colludes with Veronica so she gains the Headship of St Catherine’s.
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