Sharon can be quite strict and seemingly a bit old fashioned, especially towards Jodie, but she does love and care very much about her children. She wants the best for all of them, and was very excited at the move to Melchester College, seeing this as an opportunity for a new beginning for all of them. She clashes with Jodie over many things, but was deeply upset when Jodie was killed in a freak accident on Bonfire Night.
- It was mentioned that her family was forever in trouble for thieving, which is why she wants better for her children, so they will have what she never did.
- She falls pregnant with May sometime midway through the book; Pearl finds a pregnancy test paper and thinks its Jodie's, but its later revealed to have been Sharon's.