My name is Mark Freeman, I run Hutton Driving School and I live in Hutton near Brentwood in Essex. I have been a Driving Instructor since 2009 and did my training with AA Driving School, I held a successful franchise with them for over 3 years and I now work as an Independent Instructor.
I am a Grade A Instructor (highest), and I hold a RoSPA Gold advanced driving qualification, More details.
We only use fully qualified Instructors.
All of our Instructors are fully qualified, they will be displaying a green badge like the one above inside the front windscreen of the tuition vehicle.
Some driving schools use Trainee Instructors
Instructors displaying the pink badge are partially qualified but they’re still entitled to charge the same as fully qualified instructors. They have to complete a minimum amount of training to hold this licence, but some may never pass the final exam.
Piggybacking is where the first part of your driving lesson involves you driving the previous pupil home. Some of your lesson time will be wasted driving the previous pupil home, you may not finish your lesson at your home and the vehicle insurance may not cover the additional person in the vehicle.
None of our instructors will ever have another pupil in the car for one of your driving lessons. The large national driving schools don’t allow piggybacking, an instructor would usually be dismissed if they were found to be doing it.