Jack Rimmer was Waterloo Road’s hard man head teacher. After Izzie’s death he struggles to cope, blaming himself, and it’s with Davina’s love and support that Jack is just managing to hold things together.

Jack cares deeply for Waterloo Road and this, together with his drive and determination to improve exam results, leads him into taking a high risk approach to secure the school’s future success.

As a pragmatist Jack doesn’t care how things are done, as long as they work which caused trouble when his budgets failed to meet the LEA’s approval and he was suspended pending an enquiry. He decided to resign instead and moved to Dubai.