Tributes have been paid to a "dedicated" and "inspirational" Farnborough Hill school teacher who was killed in a motorcycle accident.
Robbie Schofield, who was 26 and lived in Belle Avenue, Earley, Reading, was due to marry his fiancée Megs in 10 weeks' time.
He died in a crash on the A327 in Finchampstead last Friday morning (June 13), while riding to the Farnborough Road school.
His family and friends said they were "all totally devastated and distraught" at his death, while many pupils wore bow-ties to school on Monday in his honour.
Sixth form students who had just started working with Mr Schofield on an energy awareness project said they were determined to go ahead "to make him proud".
'Thoughts and prayers'
He was a member of the Network Vineyard Church in Reading and had a strong faith, his family said, also playing in the worship band.
Farnborough Hill headmistress Sarah Buckle said Mr Schofield had only been at the school for a little under a year, but in that time had made a "huge impression" on both staff and students alike.
"Even when we first met Rob at his job interview, we could see what a talent he was and what an asset he would be to the school," she added.
"He was an inspirational teacher, loved by all the students he came into contact with.
"We are all struggling to come to terms with what has happened but we are a close and strong community and everyone is helping each other.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with his fiancée and family."
'Legacy will remain'
Head of science Sue Macey referred to Mr Schofield’s "warm and quirky personality", adding: "His teaching was very innovative and engaging, he loved using all forms of ICT (he was never separated from his iPad) and he had a keen sense of humour, displayed by the fact that he always wore a waistcoat in winter and a bow-tie in summer; a safety measure to avoid having a dangling tie in the laboratories."
Head of physics, Dr Simon Rawle, said: "Mr Schofield’s students are grief-stricken at his loss, yet also resolved to live up to the examples and standards he set and to do him proud in their exams, in their work and in their lives to come."
Students have also written a moving tribute to their dearly loved teacher, known as 'Mr Scho'.
Part of it reads: "His legacy will remain with us and we will aspire to live our lives to the fullest in memory of him and his inspirational achievements."
Police and paramedics were called to the A327 Reading Road at around 6.40am on Friday, following a collision between a silver Nissan Note and Mr Schofield's black Yamaha motorcycle.
Police said the Nissan driver, a 33-year-old man from Hampshire, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and later bailed until September 15.