|Portrayed by||Sharlene Whyte|
|First Appearance||Series 6 Ep 11|
|Last Appearance||Series 6 Ep 20|
|Occupation|| Head of Pastoral Care
Nothing shocks her because Adanna’s childhood has been nothing short of horrendous. Her own mother hated her and she still can’t figure out why. Because of this, there’s something of herself she keeps back from adult relationships – she’s much happier with children because she over-compensates for the way her mother treated her.
But Adanna is determined to see the best in everyone. It’s this warmth that makes her a popular addition to the SMT: warm, passionate and most importantly, approachable. Adanna soon wins over most of the staffroom, including Cesca, and a firm friendship grows between the two teachers. When Cesca struggles with her feelings for Jonah, it is close friend Adanna she wishes she could confide in – but deep down, Cesca knows no one will approve of what she’s doing. Cesca gets round this by telling Adanna a half truth - waxing lyrical about her blossoming romance without actually giving away who the guy in question is. Adanna’s trusting nature means she doesn’t question too much of what she’s being told and when the news about Cesca and Jonah blows up at the end of term, Adanna will be left feeling like a fool. So it is that the end of term finds a wiser, perhaps more cynical, Adanna determined to change her trusting ways – she’ll never be taken for a fool again.
Sharlene Whyte also portrayed Lindsey James' social worker