Oxbridge-educated Andrew and Waterloo Road did not, at first go well together; his well-educated, ‘snobby’ accent and his strict teaching methods get up the noses of some of his new pupils, and his importing of ‘right-wing’ management strategies from his public school also make him a few enemies amongst his colleagues – most notably Grantly Budgen.

Andrew’s social life has been on hold for a long time. He may well have fallen too deeply in love too young and been badly hurt by eventual rejection. He keeps that part of his life buried – until much to his alarm he’s hit right where it hurts, by Kim Campbell. He became disillusioned by Jack’s questionable fund-raising efforts, Andrew took up an offer to return to teaching in Rwanda. He later returned at Steph’s instigation to fix his relationship with Kim.