Independence Driving School - Rye

Driving tuition for beginners, licence holders who want refresher lessons or confidence building, mo

Operating as usual


Recognition for Daniel Morley who passed his driving test on Wednesday (without me!). Brilliant pass Daniel and totally deserved. I'm sorry I couldn't be there with you, but I was thinking of you! Enjoy your car, and no more bus journey's. You were a pleasure to teach # # #


So, I have some news. This is going to be a lengthy post!...
From 1st December I am moving on to pastures new, I'll be parking up my little red car, and I won't be teaching anymore! For a lot of people I know this will be a huge shock, but it was time to go. It was an extremely difficult decision to make as I am very proud of what I have achieved with my business, and the reputation I have built up. However, I have been unhappy for a while, and for myself and my family it was the right decision. I just want to thank everyone who has supported me along the way. It's you guys that have helped me become as successful as I was, whether it be through word of mouth or teaching children of friends, or school Mum's. I have had some great times, and have some lovely memories that will last a lifetime. There are not a lot of jobs that give the satisfaction that this does, and in some cases it's life changing for people. I have had some extremely proud moments, and in some of you have made friends for life. So for that I am very very grateful. I would also like to give a final thank you to Neil Chegwin, who took me under his wing, and made me into the instructor I am. Without him I am pretty sure I wouldn't have made it!
Who knows what the future holds, I may be back! But in the meantime, I wish all my current pupils (who we've moved to other instructors!) the best of luck in the rest of their learning and tests. And those of you who I've had the pleasure of teaching and seeing pass, a long and happy future. Lots of love ❤️🚗🚗🚗


This afternoon it was Millie Bull's turn... A fantastic pass in Ashford today, with just 2 driver faults. Millie, you have been lovely, a pleasure to teach, and great fun. I will miss our lessons. I'm really proud of you for putting your all into this. It's a massive achievement passing in a town you haven't learnt in. Take care, and I will see you on the road 🚗🚗🚗🚗


An amazing achievement today by Amy Sherwood... Amy only turned 17 a couple of weeks ago, and passed her driving test today first time with just 1 minor fault! A lot of the hard work was done by her Dad Trevor, but still, to achieve that result after just a few lessons is fantastic, as it is certainly not easy. Not just the learning, but getting used to all road conditions, the safety aspects, other road users and everything else! Amy worked really really hard, didn't take anything for granted, had the hunger to learn, and that's what she did. Absolutely amazing! Super proud! I know she will go on to continue to be a safe and competent driver. Your family have been so lovely and supportive Amy, and I will be popping in for a cuppa sometime soon! Congratulations 🚗🚗🚗🚗


Congratulations to Tayla Salmon who passed her driving test in Ashford today, with just 3 faults. Amazing job Tayla considering all your learning was in Hastings. You held it together and had a brilliant drive. I'm extremely proud, you have worked so hard, and it's very much deserved! I'm going to miss you... Take care and I'm sure I'll see you on the road 🚗🚗🚗 # # #


Well this one reduced me to tears today! Massive congratulations to Brandon Hardy, who passed his test this afternoon. When he first started he wouldn't say a word to me, for weeks and weeks it was me just talking to him. I gained his trust, and in the end he wouldn't stop talking! I am so, so proud of you Brandon, you have worked your butt off to get this today and it's thoroughly deserved. Every now and then I get a pupil that is really special to me, and you have been one of those... Stay safe and I'll see you on the road 🚗🚗🚗


Huge congratulations to Becky Meech on passing her driving test first time this afternoon! Very well deserved and a great result. I'm so pleased for you Becky and very proud 🚗🚗🚗 # # #


Absolutely amazing 1st time pass today for Hayden Bourn, with no minors at all. A completely clean sheet! Hayden, you have been a pleasure to teach, always listened and done whatever has been asked. I am extremely proud of you! Stay safe and I'll see you on the road 🚗🚗🚗


Just to let you know if anyone is trying to contact me on Facebook messenger, I'm currently having a problem with it so I can't access any messages. I can see I have two messages but don't know who they are from. Message me on my mobile and I'll get back to you asap 🙂


Huge, massive congratulations to Poppy Streeton who passed her test in Ashford this morning, with just 3 driver faults! Poppy your determination to get your licence has been extraordinary, and it is a pleasure to teach people who truly want to work hard to get the results. I've loved every driving lesson with you, and we have had some great laughs. I'm really going to miss you... Good luck with everything in the future. You will make a great nurse! See you on the road 🚗🚗🚗🚗 # # #


A brilliant 1st time pass this morning for Alesha Pankhurst! I'm really proud of you Alesha, from day one you have worked so hard to get this, and it's thoroughly deserved. You have been a pleasure to teach. Now you can enjoy your 18th birthday today! Stay safe 🚗🚗🚗 # # #


Huge congratulations to Sarah today! She passed her driving test first time with just 3 minor faults, a fantastic result. All credit to you Sarah, you worked hard and thoroughly deserve this. You held back the nerves and smashed it! Very proud # #


Huge congratulations to Megan Sturmer on passing her driving test this morning! It's been a long time coming with lots of interruptions, but we got there 🚗🚗 You've been a pleasure Meg and this pass is thoroughly deserved. Stay safe and enjoy the car 🚗🚗🚗 xx


Congratulations to Frank Taylor who passed his test 1st time this morning with just a few minor faults. You have been amazing to teach Frank, and have made me very proud today. A little under two months from start to finish which is a fantastic achievement. If only you hadn't had so many months of delays with the provisional licence! See you on the road 🚗🚗🚗 xx


Congratulations to Katy Downs who passed her driving test today with just 2 driver faults. You have been a pleasure to teach Katy, and have worked so hard for this. Proof that if you put the effort in you get the results! I'm really proud of you # # #


Woooohooooo! Courtney Benton passed her driving test today with just 5 driver faults 🚗🚗🚗
I'm extremely proud of you Courtney. It's been a journey, and you've definitely had lots of nerves to try and overcome! It's been a pleasure teaching you, you've worked so hard for this. I'm really going to miss you and our little chats ❤️ Stay safe xx and thank you so much for my flowers 🌹


Congratulations to Elise Garner who passed her driving test today! Excellent drive, and nice compliments from the examiner too. I'm super proud and so pleased for you. Stay safe 🚗🚗🚗


I keep having issues receiving messages or replying to Facebook messenger. Some messages just haven't come through, and some I try to reply but it doesn't send! So please either text me or WhatsApp me.


Thank you Sophie for my beautiful flowers! They have brightened my day # # #


New changes to the highway code.... I just hope everyone is aware when we start stopping for pedestrians on the mouth of a junction, otherwise there will be thousands of cars being hit from behind!


Congratulations to Jessica Barton who passed her driving test this afternoon! Great drive Jessica, I'm super proud of you for holding it together. I'll look out for you on the road! Stay safe 🚗🚗🚗 xx


A special one today.... My niece Sophie passed her test this morning! It was a brilliant drive Sophie, and I'm extremely proud. It's been an absolute pleasure teaching you # #


Huge congratulations to Faith Wadey who passed her driving test today first time with just 3 driver faults! Fantastic result Faith and a brilliant drive.... Super proud ❤️ Stay safe 🚗🚗🚗


Congratulations to Adam Freeman who passed his driving test first time this morning! Amazing job Adam, you've been an absolute pleasure to teach and worked very hard. Stay safe... See you on the road 🚗🚗🚗


Huge congratulations to Mia Cooper who passed her driving test first time today! Fantastic drive and thoroughly deserved 🚗🚗🚗 # # #


This one I am super proud of! Congratulations to Charlie O'Brien on passing her driving test this morning. I've had Charlie for a really long time because of covid, and she has had test after test cancelled and rescheduled. I admire her perserverence because she has carried on even through the countless numbers of stops and starts. I'm going to miss you Charlie, it's been a pleasure teaching you! Enjoy taking your little family on days out xx congratulations! 🚗🚗🚗


Congratulations to Sean Lane who passed his driving test today! I'm incredibly proud of you Sean, I know how nervous you have been. It's been an absolute pleasure teaching you. You can concentrate on your exams now instead of worrying about driving! Brilliant result 🚗🚗🚗


What a lovely Christmas present for Kelvin Wall today... Passed first time with just 5 minors. I'm very proud and absolutely made up for you Kelvin, you have worked so hard at this and put everything into it. Brilliant result! 🚗🚗🚗 xx


Huge congratulations to Liam Wearing who passed his test first time this morning with just two driver faults. I'm extremely proud of you Liam, you absolutely smashed it! It was well worth carrying on wasn't it?! Very much deserved result. See you on the road 🚗🚗 xx


Congratulations to Brad Kipps who passed his test today in Ashford! Fantastic drive Brad, in a very unfamiliar area, with just 5 driver faults. Very proud! I'm going to miss you, your sense of humour and your kindness. You've been a joy to teach 🚗🚗🚗


Congratulations go to Lucy Fresson today! A great drive and a fantastic first time pass. I'm really proud of you Lu, you have worked so hard to achieve this. You have been an absolute pleasure to teach, and I will miss you! See you on the road 🚗🚗🚗 xx


Super proud of this one today! Congratulations to Faye Pierce on passing her test first time this morning. Fantastic drive Faye, and you should be so proud of yourself for getting to the brilliant standard you are so quickly. I'm going to miss you, but I'll keep an eye out for you on the road! Amazing job 🚗🚗🚗 # # #


Huge congratulations to Summer Bourne who passed her driving test this afternoon! I'm very proud of you Summer, especially since nerves have been a massive thing for you from the start. It makes this pass even more special! And first time as well! You have worked so so hard to get this and have been the perfect pupil. Stay safe 🚗🚗🚗


Just for info... I got a new phone a few days ago, and in the changeover (which took around 20 hours!) I was unable to receive messages etc that were sent in that time. So if you have called or sent a message I am not ignoring you, I just haven't received anything. I only realised when I was told by pupils. All good now though xx


Huge congratulations to Beth Eastes who passed her driving test today with just 2 driver faults! I'm so proud of you for holding it together and driving beautifully! I'm really going to miss our chats and laughs. I have honestly had the best time teaching you. I'll see you on the road 🚗🚗🚗 # #


Really proud to be able to sponsor the training kit for my Son's football team, Rye Bay Red U11. Go smash the season boys ⚽⚽⚽


So, Abbie should have had her first test in April 2020, and after 6 cancelled tests she finally took it today! A fabulous first time pass with just 3 driver faults. I'm extremely proud. Abbie worked so hard when I first got her in November 2019 and was so ready for her test but then covid hit us, and unfortunately she has been one of the ones affected the most by the driving test situation. So to pass as she has today is a massive achievement. Congratulations Abbie, you so deserve that licence! Stay safe and I'll see you on the road 🚗🚗🚗 # # #

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