Meet The Newton Abbot Team

Welcome to our our team of dedicated and hardworking driving Instructors who are waiting to deliver your driving licence. Meet the Newton Abbot Team

We are a local and family run Driving School business operating on your doorstep.

All of our local Driving Instructors are dedicated and DBS checked for your safety as required by the  DVLA .

They will all deliver client centred Driving lessons to ensure you gain the maximum benefit from each lesson and a full report will be available with details of what topics were covered, what progress was made and any areas of weakness to be addressed. You will sign each lesson sheet to confirm start and finish times along with next lesson confirmation to eliminate any uncertainty.

All of our driving Instructors work to a strict code of conduct and adhere to our Driving School mission statement to maintain standards.

Dave Williams School Owner

Dave Williams School Owner

My name is Dave Williams and I established Williams School of Motoring in 2001 over which time the school has built up a excellent reputation for offering quality driving lessons in Newton Abbot and the surrounding area. We are also well known for having a friendly face!

Outside work Dave is involved in Local Theatre and has four children who regularly perform in shows.

Below you can read a small selection of what his customers have to say regarding his tuition and customer service.

ADI Anna Wood

Anna was an ADI from 2004-2010 and then took re training with Williams in 2017. Anna lives in Newton abbot and covers
the Newton Abbot area.
Out side work she is into motorbikes and owns a GSXR750 and used to teach CBT training

Anna has many students nearing their tests so her reviews will appear here soon.

“I chose Williams Driving School because I wanted a driving school with a good pass rate and patient instructors. I also wanted a female instructor.

Learning to drive was pretty much how I expected it to be. My driving instructor Anna Wood was brilliant and I could not have faulted her! Anna really made my learning experience enjoyable There is nothing that I would have changed, you are excellent!!”

Ellie Stoneman

Mollie Kennedy

“Seeing people’s reviews of the school are what made me choose Williams Driving School.

Learning to drive was not as scary as I thought it would be. My driving instructor Anna Wood has amazing teaching methods, she is lovely!!

I really enjoyed my time learning and will be recommending to others due to my experience.”

Mollie Kennedy

Zara Grant

“The most important criteria for me when choosing a Driving School was to have a Driving Instructor who I’d feel comfortable with.

Learning to drive was scary at first but much better than I expected it to be. My Driving Instructor Anna Wood had very good teaching methods as well as instructions which were always easy to follow.

I will be recommending to others as instructors at Williams Driving School teach well and make you feel comfortable.”

Zara Grant

Driving Instructor Claire Hancock

Driving Instructor Claire Hancock

Claire has been a Driving Instructor since 2006 so as you might expect has a fantastic pass rate and also a great rapport with her students. Claire joined Williams in December 2016 and currently has several students close to test and her customer reviews will follow as soon as they come through. Like all the Williams Driving instructors Claire has already attended many training courses and holds a diploma in Driving instruction. Claire also is a member of the institute of Advanced Motorists. Claire is very happy to teach very nervous learners.

Below you can read a small selection of what his customers have to say regarding his tuition and customer service.

“It was important I felt comfortable with my Driving Instructor. Also that the school would have availability.

My Driving instructor Claire Hancock was very supportive. Claire’s lessons were enjoyable and relaxing. She had clear teaching methods, was calm and informative.

I will be recommending the school to others as I felt happy with the service Claire gave as an instructor. I am confident other learners would be happy with the service Williams Driving school provides too.”

Adam Smaridge

Driving Instructor, Stephen Croucher ADI

Driving Instructor, Stephen Croucher ADI

 

Stephen Croucher has been a driving instructor since 2004, and has run his own school Stevo,s for many years before joining Williams in 2014 . Steve also teaches B+E trailer training . Steve takes driver safety very seriously and has a ROSPA Driving qualification, which is one of the highest qualifications available to any car driver.

Below you can read a small selection of what his customers have to say regarding his tuition and customer service.

Customer Reviews Newton Abbott Hammish Evans

Customer Reviews Newton Hammish Evans

“I was recommended Williams Driving School by a friend. My Instructor Stephen Croucher was patient and supportive making the learning stress free which all helped to build my confidence. Steve had an incredibly knowledge and used various teaching methods to help me pass. I will be recommended Williams Driving School to others due to my experience as my Instructor Steve was a fantastic instructor and I was able to trust him to help me pass my driving test”

Hamish Evans

Customer Reviews Dakota Creed

Customer Reviews Dakota Creed

“The most important factors about my choice of driving school was to choose someone who could get me through my test quickly, but also had a good reputation and many positive customer reviews!Learning to drive was more difficult than I had anticipated but Steve made it easy and simple. Steve believed in the fact I could drive even when I was 17 for only 7 weeks before my test and he made driving simple and did exactly what I wanted. I could not recommend him enough I cannot believe I passed first time with only 2 minor driving faults. Would 100% recommend Steve he made driving fun and not scary or hard, but sensible and in some ways obvious”

Dakota creed

 

 

Driving Instructor, Rodel Santos

Driving Instructor, Rodel Santos

We are pleased to announce that Rodel Santos has joined us as a driving instructor. Rodel is based in Torbay and has been a Fully Qualified Driving Instructor since 2013. Rodel has a new Ford Fiesta  as his driving school car.

Ako po si Rodel Santos,  isang Approved Driving Instructor dito sa UK.  Ako po ay tubong San Miguel Bulacan sa Pilipinas. Sa loob ng nakaraang labindalawang taon ako po ay naninirahan dito sa England kasama ng aking pamilya na nakatira sa Torquay Devon. Ako po ay naging fully qualified driving instructor mula taong 2013, at mula noon sa awa ng Diyos ay marami na rin akong mga natulungang pumasa na nakakuha ng lisensiya sa pagmamaneho na karamihan ay mga kababayan nating mga Pilipino, at buong pagmamalaki kong naipasa sa unang pag-exam ang marami sa kanila. Sa kasalukuyan, ang mga sakop kong mga lugar na tinuturuan ay Torquay, Newton Abbot, Paignton, at sa Teignmouth area.

Below you can read a small selection of what his customers have to say regarding his tuition and customer service.

Customer Reviews Newton Abbot Connor Denning

Customer Reviews Connor Denning

“I started learning to drive with Williams Driving School as I was given a 6 hour gift voucher for my birthday. I picked driving up quickly with the help of my Williams Driving instructor Rodel, who was great. He would always be able to give advice with everything from the small mistakes to bigger mistakes. I found Rodel really friendly and helpful and went he went into depth with everything making it for me to learn. Now that I can drive it means me and my mates are no longer limited to Torquay as we can go where we like.I passed my test first time with one minor error; I like to say a big thanks to Rodel and Williams Driving School for helping making this possible.”

Connor Denning

Customer Reviews Paignton Rebecka Boon

Customer Reviews Paignton Rebecka Boon

“I decided to take lessons with Williams driving school after being advised by several friends over a Facebook status I wrote asking for information on what driving school people would recommend!i defiantly wasn’t disappointed! I got paired with Rodel santos as he was the most flexible with what hours I could learn mostly being evenings! Rodel taught me a few things that I will take with me for life it’s not just about learning to drive it’s changing your life it opens up so many opportunities for you and your family and creates a independence for you as a person! I was nervous about getting into a car with a stranger as anybody would be but Rodel was so friendly as soon as I got in the car I felt completely at ease! he told me he enjoyed his job because it’s always a happy ending for the people he teaches which then boost me with confidence! I have benefited so much from driving I have three little boys that are full of energy as you can imagine and now we can leave the house come rain or shine trips to the beach are now constant and school runs will be hassle free it’s also opened up a lot more opportunities for me to commute to a evening job! Williams new I was in a rush to pass my test as is everyone the best thing about them is they don’t hold into your custom just to make more money as it benefits them if you pass because then they can take on the next waiting customer which I think a lot of companies do! I started in May and passed in July I honestly thought it would take 6 months min fantastic company fantastic people 5* treatment thank you again for changing my life !

Rebecka Boon

 

 

Driving instructor James Palmer

Driving instructor James Palmer

James Palmer has been a driving instructor for many years, he was the owner of Passmaster school of motoring before deciding to join the Williams driving school team. James thinks that the best thing about being an instructor is that no two days are the same and he is always happy to see people pass their test and have the freedom of the road and is very excited to be joining Williams Driving School. Before James was an instructor, he was a chef for TLH and was there for over ten years. James brings what he learnt from training people as a chef into driving instruction. He teaches in a relaxed manner which puts the student at ease and makes the lessons more enjoyable.

Below you can read a small selection of what his customers have to say regarding his tuition and customer service.

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I passed first time with James as my instructor, I couldn’t have done it without him! The support and motivation you get helps you get the confidence you need to become a driver! I’m so glad I choose James as my driving instructor, thanks for everything!

Sophie Stevens

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“I passed my test first time with James as my instructor; he was early to all of my lessons and made sure to record my progress so we knew what to work on. He was brilliant even when I struggled with reversing left around a corner and had a little bit of a breakdown as a result and the short period where I refused to use third gear, he was great at convincing me that reversing left is possible and third gear is kind of an important one, I would recommend him to anyone, thank you James”.

Ginnie Reilly

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“I was taught by James Palmer  a truly fantastic driving experience – professional, competitive prices and a very high standard of teaching. This made passing my test simpler and less stressful as well as fulfilling my full potential behind the wheel in which I felt safe and comfortable in the hands of the instructor. Would highly recommend James he is  the best in the south west”.

Aaron Coombes

 

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“I found James Palmer very relaxed patient and very helpful. He went above and beyond to ensure I had the best driving experience possible I would definitely recommend him and am very grateful to him for helping me pass’.

Nicole Shields

Driving Instructor Mike Adkins

Driving Instructor Mike Adkins

Mike Adkins has been a Driving instructor since 2016. He is based in Torquay covering Torbay, Teignbridge & Totnes areas, Mike trained and instructed in Plymouth before moving to Torquay. Mike used to be an LGV Driver having been in the transport industry for 25 years.

Below you can read a small selection of what his customers have to say regarding his tuition and customer service.

Lisa Zimmermann has been a driving instructor since 2016 and moved from another local driving school to join Williams in 2018.

Lisa is very excited to be joining Williams Driving School team as she is impressed by the great reviews all the instructors receive.

Before Lisa was an instructor, she had various jobs, one of which was working as beauty Therapist on a cruise ship in the Caribbean.

Outside work Lisa is a keen gardener and love walking her dog.

Lisa teaches in a very relaxed manner which puts the student at ease and makes the lessons more enjoyable.

Lisa has many students nearing their tests so her reviews will appear here soon.

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