Emotional day for pupils and teachers

Queensferry High Deputy Head Jim Ferguson retires from the school after working there for 28 and half years
Queensferry High Deputy Head Jim Ferguson retires from the school after working there for 28 and half years
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The much-respected Queensferry High School teacher 
Jim Ferguson bade farewell 
to pupils and staff on the last day of term.

Depute head teacher Jim Ferguson decided to call it a day after more than 28 years at the school and over 40 years in teaching.

Jim (62), began his teaching career as a physical education (PE) teacher at Whitburn Academy before taking on the head of PE role.

During this period he combined teaching along with football, playing for Airdrie, Falkirk and Alloa between 1979 and 1984 and he was capped at all age levels for Scotland 
except senior grade.

He moved to Queensferry as the head of PE in 1986 and throughout his tenure he has also taken on the role as the school’s depute head on and off over the past 13 years. He was also the school’s acting head for three months in 2011.

During his career at Queensferry, Jim was instrumental in introducing exams in PE to schools across the Edinburgh area with Queensferry later piloting the PE Higher Grade.

He was also deeply involved in the re-introduction of the school’s uniform and 
also helped to co-ordinate 
the ‘‘School of Ambition’’ 
initiative.

But maybe, his lasting legacy will be the introduction of volleyball at the school.