Your InstructorHi, my name is Emma Ashley and I am a DSA approved driving instructor (ADI). I qualified in July 2009 and started my own business later that same year, since when I have seen over a hundred pupils through their tests. Personally, I have been driving for 35 years and spent some time in the police where I was a qualified police driver.
I am patient, friendly and approachable and maintain a light-hearted environment in which to learn.   I take pride in ensuring that you get the best tuition possible.
I love what I do and have a lot of fun doing it    My pupils enjoy it too - or so they tell me!
Your CarYou will be learning to drive in a Citroen DS3, a sleek and sporty looking car, eminently suitable for the job.   It is a diesel with manual transmission and is fitted with dual controls for your safety and mine.   The car also benefits from air conditioning, economy stop/start feature and rather snazzy running lights at the front.
I take my responsibilities as an instructor and driving in general very seriously.   I'm always ready with an opinion on driving and have appeared briefly on the BBC commenting on road safety issues.
Our PhilosophyLearning to drive is not simply about passing a test although I absolutely understand that as a goal - and it feels great when you do pass! However, I believe that what I am teaching is a skill for life and learning such a skill takes time, practice and planning. A steady regular approach is the best way to learn and that is what the Ashley School of Motoring offers. You will be able to pass your test at the earliest opportunity because you will have confidence in your own driving ability, confidence which comes from skills learned well in a structured way.
Learning to drive at the Ashley School of Motoring is fun. I love what I do and the feedback from my existing pupils is that they enjoy the lessons. We learn best when we enjoy the learning process and that's why my pupils learn well. I believe that everyone can learn to drive well and it is my aim as an instructor to achieve that. If it can be done in a fun environment, so much the better.
At the Ashley School of Motoring, all lessons are tailored to your specific needs taking into account things that need to be improved in order to get you to your goal in the shortest possible time. As with any skill, practice makes perfect and the more practice you can get, the better. That is why I will always endeavour to provide you with as much actual driving practice as is possible within your allotted lesson time.
I always aim to provide the most appropriate tuition for you and this should mean that you will be able to pass your test or fulfil your aims, whatever they may be, at the earliest opportunity.