Still on probation and not yet a permanent staff member Simon's attitude to work means he is supervised by Jenny. Susan finds her new responsibilities stressful,especially as her colleagues are unwilling to help share the burden.Then at an open evening where Kurt and shy school secretary Carol share a drink Peter storms in,reminding Susan that she should be at his works dinner. She runs out and,after admonishing Simon for not being supportive,takes time off. Simon impresses Jenny by his admission in class that he should have been more understanding to Susan but still lets Jenny visit her alone. However Susan is soon back at work,having dumped Peter.