It’s a bittersweet moment for Driving Instructor magazine. Sadly, this month, we’ve waved goodbye to Editor Matt as he leaves to follow his dream of teaching English in Japan. We wish him the best of luck and thank him for all his hard work on the magazine. However, we look forward to welcoming a new Editor to the role next month. A new recruit offers the opportunity to develop in new directions and we’re really excited about new plans for our publications that the new Editor will spearhead.
We recently launched a Member Survey asking you what you’d like to see in the magazine – that’s still live, so please visit the survey online and give us your feedback. You’ll find the link in in this month’s Member Update emails.
I’m in the chair for this month’s issue and, looking at recent media coverage on safeguarding issues in our industry, have opted to focus some content on this important subject. Elsewhere in this issue we look at Road Rage, a safeguarding issue in itself with trainers regularly facing abuse from ‘fellow’ road users – but equally a behaviour some trainers themselves can be guilty of from time to time. This edition of the magazine may therefore be, at times, an uncomfortable read – but a necessary one in terms of understanding the risks of and to the profession.