ABOUT SYSTEM DRIVING SCHOOL
LEARN TO DRIVE IN 2022

ESTABLISHED IN 1971,  USING THE LATEST VEHICLES AND TEACHING PUPILS HOW TO DRIVE ON MODERN ROADS.

System Driving School instructors apply the same driving system as the UK Police (Roadcraft), I.A.M and DVSA. We are committed to high-quality training and only use the very latest dual controlled cars, helping anyone of any age or ability to learn to drive. Our instructors are CRB checked and hand-picked for their friendly, confident approach. Learn with the best and pass your test.

MEET OUR INSTRUCTOR TRAINERS

GARY BATTISON
HEAD OF INSTRUCTOR TRAINING

Gary is our head of instructor training. Gary has over the last 12 years, become one of the leading Driving Instructor Trainers in the South East.

ADI & ORDIT qualified, Gary continues to train our instructor team, coach new DIT trainers and still finds time to fit in an odd pupil or two…

“We have a moral commitment to make sure our trainees become the best driving instructors, so they go on to teach their pupils to drive safely on today’s busy roads”

JIM MILLER
DRIVING INSTRUCTOR TRAINER

Following his many years as a qualified instructor (ADI) teaching pupils with System Driving School (Essex number one rated driving school on Trustpilot), Jim joined our team of instructor trainers assisting with in car assessments, instructor training. And as with Gary, continues to teach the occasional pupil when possible…

“Teaching pupils to drive gives me such a buzz, knowing that, not only did I help them pass their driving test, but I gave them all the skills required to be safe drivers for the future”

MEET OUR FOUNDER AND OUR MANAGING DIRECTOR

SIDNEY DE’CORT
Oct 1941 – April 2022

Sidney started the driving school back in 1971 following his career as a class one police driver, who use “The System of Car Control” even to this day. Sidney decided, he wanted to bring the police way of safety to the general public and System Driving School was born.

Originally based at Upminster Bridge, Sidney built the driving school from just him in car to 15 instructors in the local area, making System one of the largest driving schools in Havering.

“I’m so pleased to see my legacy continues, teaching pupils to drive using the “system” and even more proud to see the driving school has over 100 instructors training throughout Essex & Havering”

KEVIN DE’CORT
MANAGING DIRECTOR

Following in Sidney’s footsteps, Kevin  started as a qualified driving instructor (ADI) teaching pupils in his local Rayleigh area.

In 2015 he decided to use his knowledge to take over the driving school and expand the business, taking System Driving School into the 21st Century, with now over 100 instructors, all who use the latest technology and cars to help their pupils learn to drive on today’s busy roadways.

“We have one simple mission – Make our roadways safer by teaching people to drive NOT just enough to pass the driving test”

MEET OUR SUPPORT TEAM

LEAH REEVE
OFFICE MANAGER

Leah heads the day to day running of the admin support team at Mapline House.

She has helped Kevin build System Driving School’s online portal into arguably the best program for our instructors to assist with their pupil’s lessons.

Her years of experience puts Leah in the perfect place to head the day to day running operations at HQ in Rayleigh.

“I think it’s important that our instructors can priorities themselves to teaching people to drive, whilst we support all other aspects of their businesses.”

LAUREN MONTGOMERY
HEAD OF INSTRUCTOR RECRUITMENT

Lauren joined System Driving School in 2016 following her career as a qualified driving instructor with BSM and even though she is now office based, still holds her full instructor ADI qualification.

She now uses her knowledge to help recruit people to become driving instructors, joining our current team of over 100 instructors throughout Essex and Havering

“It’s important that our instructors get the best training, so they can be the best driving instructors out there”

LYNDA PROBART
PUPIL AND INSTRUCTOR LIAISON

Lynda joined System Driving School in 2016 following her career as a qualified driving instructor with AA Driving School.

Using her knowledge, Lynda can give the best advice to pupils and instructors ensuring our support is at the highest standards.

“Pupil’s and Trainee Instructor’s need to know they are being given the best support out there.”

SARAH DE’CORT
FACILITIES MANAGER – MAPLINE HOUSE

Running and maintaining our 3000sq ft HQ & training facility in Rayleigh doesn’t happen all on its own and thankfully we have Sarah who takes care of our every needs.

Sarah also attends with her husband Kevin at local school Safety Presentation’s, meeting with students throughout Essex, spreading the importance of learning to drive properly.

“Spotting our instructor cars driving throughout Essex gives me such pride, knowing we are teaching pupils a skill for life”

BEN GRIFFIN
IT SUPPORT

College student Ben, works part-time at Mapline House programming the websites for System Driving School and The DITA.

“I’m studying IT and Computer Programming at college, so it’s a perfect chance for me to practice my new skills in the real world”

HENRY DE’CORT
VIDEO EDITOR

Son of Kevin & Sarah, Henry works part-time after school at Mapline House, editing videos for our instructor trainers that help them assess our instructors who are regularly assessed to ensure they keep their tuition to the highest standards.

Henry is autistic, so the challenge for him to communicate with others is difficult. Over the past year, he has started to enjoy working alongside the rest of the office team plus the instructors who pop into the office throughout the afternoons.

“Working at the office has definitely helped Henry’s confidence and I am sure he will take on further roles with us in the future” Kevin De’Cort

SAY HELLO

Interested in learning to drive, becoming an instructor, or interested in a franchise opportunity – email, text or call now.

Text: 07984 357658  / Call: 0800 246 5764

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