Rob Scotcher joined Waterloo as  the school’s site manager. He’s a laid back bloke who’s happy with the meandering pace of his career and life and wants to focus on the important things.  Despite being highly intelligent, Rob threw away his own chance of an education. He spent his teen years getting stoned and going to gigs, but realises kids these days can’t just rely on ‘life-experience’ in an ever-competitive world.  Rob enjoys the work – he likes the pupils and is a ‘people person’ who could never spend all day behind a desk despite the fact he is completing an open university to allow him to become a teacher.  He spent the last few years raising his son Aiden as a single parent after his wife, Naomi, walked out of their lives. Rob was heartbroken, but well aware of the affect it was having on Aiden, picked himself up and became a devoted dad. Rob is determined Aiden will rise to greater heights than he has, but Rob pushes his son hard with Aiden in a constant state of rebellion. When they first meet, it’s clear that Rob and Karen don’t really have a lot in common, but it’s not long before their opposites are complementing each other with Rob enjoying showing Karen that life doesn’t always have to be experienced at a breakneck speed. They leave Waterloo Road together and Rob finds a his first teaching position in a school near to Karen.