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The change in “A” over the past few months is incredible… He has handed out his CV and has opened up about his experiences… He has more belief in himself & is starting to see a positive future and I believe this is down to our partnership.

Claire Smith

Support Worker; NEET Support Service; CXK Ltd


Thank you so much, without you John! I wouldn’t be where I am now, from being homeless to getting a new job and passing my test first time!! All because of You and CDS. Never let your past define your future! Thank you again mate!

Ryan Morley


Thanet Local Children’s Partnership Group are excited to be working with the Community Driving school who are delivering this innovative approach to supporting our young people getting back into work and training.

Having had the opportunity to access a similar scheme myself twenty years ago in the West Midlands I can testify that not only did this open up the job market for me but also gave me a sense of achievement and independence which we want to share with our young people.

We would like to thank John for helping our young people access this opportunity.

Sharon McLaughlin

District Manager 0-25 Thanet | Early Help and Preventative Services | Kent County Council


I am writing this as my son Jack is not on Facebook. John is one of the most genuine, calming, friendly and funny people you could ever meet. He was recommended to us as an instructor and he is such a positive influence to nervous learners. We are so pleased to have met John and are proud to now call him a family friend. Oh! and Jack passed his test yesterday – Thank you John!!

Jane Wood



Best instructor you could have. Pure respect to this man.

Luke Marsh


Very good instructor and can have a great laugh with John, would recommend very much!

William Watts


Never once felt out of my depth or nervous whilst on lessons with John, he teaches in a calm way and explains things thoroughly. Thanks for all the help John!

Nick Adams


I am really grateful to John, for his calm way in which he has helped me to gain the confidence to learn to drive and believe in myself. This I feel , is because he is a gifted teacher who is prepared to share his valuable knowledge and skills. Thank you John

James Jenkins


Passed first time with this amazing driving instructor. Such a pleasure to learn to drive with someone funny and who majes you feel at ease. Very patient and understanding, he has helped me so much! Thank you John!

Megan Moody-Smith


John is an amazing instructor and made me feel so comfortable every minute I was in the car with him, he built my confidence immensely and I can’t thank him enough for helping me pass, not only did he teach me incredibly well but his humour is second to none and our lessons were so enjoyable as well.

Scott Bennett