Steph has little control over her classes, limited respect from the pupils and is a pretty hopeless teacher. Whilst this does bother her deep down, she manages to remain in denial about her failings. Everyone is fond of her and they turn a blind eye to the brutal fact that she’s a rubbish French teacher. Steph left Waterloo Road with Oliver Mead, but has proved a loyal friend to members of staff by returning several times when they have needed her.