I write articles for magazines and organisations inside and outside the driver training industry related to being a driving instructor. I attend courses, read and listen to podcasts related primaily to special educational needs to expand my own knowledge and experience.
Every year since 2014 I have taken part in .
for my recent personal training and .
I abide by the official .
I patiently teach a , adapted to the pace and needs of each student and designed to provide a solid foundation for safe driving for life and not just for the driving test. I guide each student through support and special needs accomodations for the theory, and driving test. When relevant and agreed I encourage parental involvement and feedback.
In my spare time I enjoy volunteering, audiobooks and walking my dogs. I am a foil fencer and devote a lot of time to the sport to keep active. I am an advocate of electric cars and enjoy organising presentations and projects based around EV education.
All driving instructors are encouraged by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency to engage in . Towards this I am an active member of the , the , the and the . I attend varied driver training related events, conferences and courses to further my education as a driving instructor. Examples include teaching and coaching skills, disability/SEN driver training, standards check and roadside 1st Aid.
My name is Rob and I fully qualified as an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) in 2006.
I established Apple Driving School in my first year and have enjoyed teaching driving in Nottingham ever since. From 2011 I began specialising in teaching students with diverse needs and such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, autism/ASD/ASC/Aspergers, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD and other special / specific needs alongside supporting . I am always keen to expand my experience.