Driving Instructor Trainers
Here are a list of our Driving Instructor Trainers
John Benson is the principle of the Benson School of Motoring and has been involved in driving instructor training since 1988. John between 1987 and 2015 was officially recognised by the Driving Standards Agency as both Excellent and Very Good and has been awarded five times the prestigious ‘Grade Six’ given to only about 3% of all Approved Driving Instructors.
Paul is our senior staff trainer
Paul was trained by Benson School of Motoring to become a driving instructor in 2004 and after working within the industry teaching learner drivers for 5 years was promoted to staff trainer in 2009. Paul previously worked as a manager within the international GRAND METROPOLITAN food and Drinks Company and then later an NVQ Assessor under the government’s introduction of this programme to businesses in 1992. Before joining Benson School of Motoring Paul was the National Training Officer for STATE CHEMICALS and with his experience training new recruits in product knowledge and training techniques brought a valuable contribution to our training program. Paul is officially recognised by the Driving Standards Agency as “good” and is a Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency trained and recognised trainer.
Geoff Donovan ex SE ADI (Supervising Examiner of Approved Driving Instructors)
Geoff Donovan gave his first driving lesson in 1963. He became a Driving Examiner in 1974 with the Department of Transport, conducting Driving Tests on Car/Motorcycle/LGV and PCV drivers/riders.
Geoff’s last 20 years working with the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency were spent as the Supervising Examiner of Approved Driving Instructors (SE ADI) at the Cambridge test centre before retiring in August 2007 and joining Benson School of Motoring.
Geoff was also extensively involved with the training of examiners at the DVSA examiner training centre at Cardington near Bedford and trained many of the current SE ADI’s and ADI examiners within the UK. These are the examiners which are likely to be testing you.