John Francis (1958 – 2019)

Portrait of John FrancisJohn died in December 2019. He had worked for 40 years as head of Special Needs in secondary schools.


He got involved with Stringwise through his own children attending courses and then worked as the Pastoral tutor on every course for most of the last 20 years. His infinite good humour and energy kept all of us running smoothly, with all problems quietly solved with no fuss.


John made a complicated job look very easy and made every child feel at ease.


He will be hugely missed.