John F. Cole 1941-2016

John F. Cole 1941-2016


John F. Cole


Many former colleagues and associates in the world of education will be saddened to learn of the passing of John Cole at the age of 74 on the 11th March 2016.  His terminal cancer was diagnosed shortly after Christmas and John died in his sleep at his home in Castle Cary.  His service with Somerset County Council as an educational psychologist was long and distinguished, spanning the years 1971 to 1995, first in a Senior position at Yeovil and later as Head of Service. Apart from overseeing and steering the expansion of the service during some turbulent years in education, John developed a specialist interest in the needs of hearing impaired children and later took a managerial responsibility in the development of this service also. After leaving the Somerset service John worked as Head of a Special School for two years before developing a consultancy, combining this with his many outside interests and extensive travelling with his beloved wife, Trina. 

David Knapman

All at the AEP send their sympathy & condolences to John's family and friends