Meet The Team
Meet my fantastic Driving Instructor team!
Meet The Team
I’m Jennifer and the founder of Jennifer’s Driving School. I started working for myself and slowly built up a trustworthy and loyal small team of instructors who consistently get people through their driving tests and get glowing reviews from their pupils!
Bev is an experienced Youth and Community Worker (27 yrs) with specialist knowledge of working with children and young people with disabilities and behavioural and emotional problems. She has worked for Action for Children, Dorset Social Services, and The Children’s Society to name a few .... nervous learners and those with learning difficulties and disabilities very welcome. She has been a Police Support Volunteer with Dorset Police since 2014 and was awarded Police Support Volunteer of the Year in 2018 for her work with the Neighbourhood Policing Team.
Bev has a keen eye for detail, is very organised, enthusiastic and professional. She is married with two teenage children. Bev is super friendly, calm and very approachable.
As a PSV with Dorset Police you can be rest assured that she has no previous or pending criminal convictions!
Dave has a thorough knowledge of the local areas and test routes; he has been teaching in this area since 2003. He drives a brand new Peugeot 208 manual petrol. “I love teaching people to drive, it's my passion, and there's nothing better than seeing your pupils achieve their goals. I am easy going and relaxed in my style and believe that learning to drive should be fun as well as focused. I cover all areas and welcome nervous drivers. Learn with me and pass with confidence! I'm really pleased to be joining Jennifer's great team in Bournemouth.”
Emma is very much client focused and a people-person. She has worked for victim support for the police and has also been a 111 call handler for the ambulance service. Previous to this Emma spent 20 years working for a bank, a lot of that involved training/coaching/facilitating. Emma’s dad is a Senior Driving Officer for Hampshire County Council and is often on TV talking about safe driving - she must be a chip off the old block!
Tracey teaches automatic lessons and is a GRADE A driving instructor. This is the highest grade possible and very few instructors achieve this grade. She has many years experience and is extra good with nervous pupils. Tracey is also a hypnotherapist and life coach and can teach pupils techniques to cope better with test day nerves. She is easy going and extremely patient and friendly and a very popular instructor! She often gets booked up so contact us asap if you’d like to book in with her.
Debbie is from Bournemouth and has very good knowledge of the local and surrounding areas. She trained to become a driving instructor in 2009. Debbie is patient and her lessons are calm, friendly and relaxed. Debbie teaches in a manual Ford fiesta diesel.
Gary moved to Poole from Essex and is an experienced driving Instructor and advanced driver. Gary is patient and calm and ensures his pupils have an enjoyable learning experience. He encourages his pupils to be confident, assertive and safe on the road. He drives a Ford Fiesta diesel.
Sally is a real asset with years of teaching experience. Sally qualified as a driving instructor in 1987 and is a GRADE A instructor. She is patient, friendly and her lessons are relaxed and calm. Sally has a Nissan Micra (latest model) and teaches manual driving lessons. She covers Christchurch, Boscombe, Bournemouth and surrounding areas.
Jonathan is a very popular driving instructor. He consistently gets people through their tests with very few minor faults and has had quite a few pass with zero faults! Jon is easy going with a great sense of humour. His relaxed and approachable style means he is recommended a lot and I often get pupils request him. Jon’s lessons are fun, relaxed and enjoyable, you will hardly notice that you’re learning such an important skill!
Tom covers all areas between Poole and Weymouth including Swanage, Wareham, Bere Regis and Dorchester. Tom is a GRADE A driving instructor, the best you can get. He has been an approved driving instructor for 15 years. For the last 10 years he has worked as a driver trainer for the Ministry of Defence at various army and marine camps. He has a 35 year Motorsport background including driver training at corporate track days. Tom has also worked recently as a driver trainer for Porsche. Tom enjoys the challenge of helping nervous pupils and likes to specialise is motorway driving, pass plus etc. Tom can help you with all aspects of your driving tuition and has a wealth of experience, so nothing will faze him!
Nick is an experienced high grade instructor and has a great sense of humour! He is always popular due to his relaxed teaching style. You’re guaranteed to have a laugh with him! Nick has moved to the Isle of White and is able to cover all areas on the island. Nick has a Diesel Ford Fiesta.
Tony is a highly experienced GRADE A driving instructor, the highest grade you can get. He qualified in 1988 and has recently been teaching soldiers to drive at Bovington Camp. Tony has a gentle nature and is very reliable and trustworthy. He will be able to help you pass your driving test efficiently and help you feel safe and confident on the road. Tony drives a Ford Fiesta turbo diesel and covers all local areas.
Noel qualified in February 1995 when he set up his own driving school that ran for over 20 years. The Driving Standards Agency asked him to be involved in the setting up of the Log Book and Pass Plus system. Noel has also taught LGV (large goods vehicles) for a number of years. He was a grade 6 instructor for nearly all of this time. He enjoys motorsport and has attended many F1 races, and also take part in off road motorcycle endurance riding when time permits.
Coco (Office Manager)
As you can see, Coco takes her job seriously. She enjoys organising the day to day running of the Office.