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Series 10 Episode 11
A New Start

Episode number 191
Release Date 5th January 2015
Created By Ann McManus and Maureen Chadwick
Producer Kate Crowther
Director Brian Grant
Writer Chris Murray
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Previous episode Series 10 Episode 10 (The Final Straw)
Next episode Series 10 Episode 12 (Scott's Bike Ride)

A New Start is the eleventh episode of Series 10, and the first episode of the second part (Spring Term) of Series 10.


With the Lowsleys and Hector gone, Vaughan brings in a new deputy, Lorna Hutchinson, and surly gym teacher Danny Spencer, with his protégé, budding cycle champion Dale Jackson, whose single-mindedness alienates the other boys. New pupils include kleptomaniac Kenzie Calhoun and Scott Fairchild, both having been excluded from several schools, and both hating each other. Vaughan is shocked to find Olga has arrived as a supply teacher, and there is worse to come when, thanks to Olga turning on the tannoy, Vaughan's conversation with Lorna regarding taking on problem pupils and the proposed merger with Havelock High is heard by the whole school. Kenzie's disruptive actions warrant a home visit from Lorna, who discovers that she looks after her sick mother and both are dyslexic. The handsome Scott teams up with Bonnie Kincaid, a former ugly duckling who now has a very glamorous image but lacks confidence.

Main cast




  • Emma Cunniffe as Ailsa Calhoun (First appearance)
  • Andy Rush as Danny Spencer (First appearance)