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Davina Shackleton
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Portrayed by Christine Tremarco
First Appearance Series 2 Episode 1
Last Appearance Series 4 Episode 15
Cause/Reason Ended relationship with Tom Clarkson and resigned
Occupation Secretary (S2)
Teaching Assistant (S3-4)
English Teacher (S4)
Romances Brett Aspinall
Jack Rimmer
Tom Clarkson (Deceased)

Davina Shackleton began her career at Waterloo Road as former headteacher Jack Rimmer’s secretary, and later his lover, but when Jack left Waterloo Road, Davina threw herself into a teaching assistant role, taking special interest in autistic pupil Karla Bentham.

Encouraged by Rachel Mason and Tom Clarkson, she embarked on a course to become a fully fledged teacher. This drew Davina and Tom together but she found it difficult playing second fiddle to the other women in Tom’s life, at first Mika and Chlo and then when he began devoting more time to help fix Rose Kelly’s problems. At first, Mika was not really happy with the relationship between Tom and Davina, as Mika split up with Brett because he cheated on her with Chlo, and Davina and Brett had a relationship before.

In Series 3, one of Davina's AEN pupils' father, Darren Briggs, wanted to be in a relationship with her, but when she rejected him, he tried to complain to Rachel Mason about her touching his son up.

In Series 4, feeling unloved and undervalued, she decided to leave Tom and Waterloo Road for good because she thought Tom was having an affair with Rose.


”Mr Rimmer?” (First line)

"A girl can change her mind, can’t she?"

"Grantly, she has her hand up!"

"Davina Shagathon" (Referred to by Mika Grainger)