Kaspersky Lab UK Outstanding Teacher Award 

‘Luke Lovelidge’ 
Hillcrest Early Years, Gainsborough, Linconshire 
Nominated by: Julie McDonald 
Lincolnshire teacher given ‘Outstanding Teacher Award’ in National Competition 
Luke Lovelidge of Hillcrest Early Years in Gainsborough has been recognised for his dedication and work in this year’s Community Education Awards. 
Mr Lovelidge, the vice-principle of Hillcrest Early Years, was nominated by his colleagues for his effort into engaging pupils in the learning process.  
His creative teaching methods, such as video recordings have been highly praises during the last Ofsted report, receiving special mention and comment in the report. 
Staff commented that “Luke is not only an innovative teacher but also an innovative leader. He’s led projects within the school which cultivate a culture of creative and critical thinking which engage all staff”. 
Within the application submitted by his colleagues there were also testimonials from students: “He’s always first in silly costumes, and never lets us down.” “He’s a kind and funny man who we are proud to call our teacher.” 
When asked why Luke was chosen, Awards Organiser Kelly Griffiths explained that “The fantastic amount of praise we’ve received from staff and colleagues from Luke has taken us aback. I don’t think a single person has anything even remotely negative to say about him. But it’s not only about the praise, Luke has demonstrably improved the school, the school has charted the increase in achievement in Maths and PE. Luke’s innovation has continued to increase results and attainment in these subjects year by year, he should be incredibly proud.” 
Luke was the proud recipient of the 2017 Communtiy Education Award for outstanding teaching, supported by Kaspersky Lab UK. The presentation took place in the school in front of a rapturous audience of colleagues and students as well as representatives from the awards.  
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