Vikki Donaghy School of Motoring

Hi everyone hope you are well.

I just wanted to get in touch to keep you informed on what the current situation is and how it effects lessons.  As you can imagine things have been extremely challenging trying to operate around the constantly changing COVID-19 situation and ongoing restrictions. 

I will be resuming lessons on the 2nd of December in line with current Government guidelines, however I will have to make some temporary changes to try and meet everyone’s current lessons requirements.

As you are probably aware there has been a very large amount of driving tests cancelled because of the second national lockdown.  This has caused a huge amount of disruption with many tests being re-arranged and causing waiting lists to increase significantly. I currently have 15 student who are waiting to take their tests once the test centres start again.  Unfortunately this has a huge knock on effect to my lesson planning as I try and juggle my schedule to get students through their tests, carry on giving lessons to current learners and manage my ever increasing waiting list of new students. 

To this end I have come up with a plan to try and move forward which is as follows.

  1. I will be prioritising lessons for those students who currently have tests booked.  By doing this it will hopefully give those students the best possible chance to pass their tests.
  2. For those students who have recently started or are not ready to take their tests i will endeavour to provide as many lessons, as i can until the backlog of tests has started to clear and the test centre waiting lists have reduced. I cannot guarantee this will be weekly but i will try my hardest to to accommodate as much as possible.
  3. For everyone on the waiting list, I will get to you as soon as I can I promise!! I understand how frustrating it has been.  As soon as students pass their tests, I can start a new learner. If you are happy to wait could please forward times you are free to allow me to plan a slot for you.

I hope you understand this is not a decision I have taken lightly, and I promise you I will do everything I can slot as many of you in for lessons.  If you have any flexibility in your college or work schedules that would help enormously.  Please get in touch and we can discuss your lessons and come up with a workable plan for everyone. 

I also just wanted to take a moment to say to those students who have tests coming up to not get worried about ‘If I don’t pass my test I’ll have to wait months!’  This just adds extra pressure to pass.  Try and not think about that and focus on you and the test.  You have the skills you need to pass!! And we will work hard to get that pass certificate in your hand!

Thank you so much for your support and understanding

Vikki xx