The Joseph Wilson Library Lockdown Reads.

Mrs Leslie has provided some useful recommendations to read and watch during lockdown!Books PNG image

Looking for something to watch on a rainy day?  Try these book inspired gems. You can access them through BBC I-Player.  Why not  give them a go this summer?

The Joseph Wilson Library Resource Centre Lockdown Reads.

Have a look and see if these books are available through the ebook service at ‘CultureNL Libraries.’

If you have watched or read the above recommendations, why not share your reviews with us through our Taylor Library Twitter account : @LibraryTaylor 

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Stay safe and happy reading everyone!

Statement from North Lanarkshire Council

Today’s announcement from the Scottish Government outlines the plan to reopen all schools on a full time basis from August.

We are currently considering the practicalities and implications of this announcement and will await further clarification and guidance from government, particularly in relation to public health and scientific advice.

Our priority is the safety of our pupils and staff across our network of primary, secondary and ASN schools, as well as our early learning and childcare settings.

We understand that you will have questions, and as this news was only announced today, we will make further information available on how this impacts on our schools and facilities in the coming days.

We are preparing for pupils to return full-time to school on 12 August and we will be working closely with our schools and partners, including our early years and childcare provision to establish our plans, which we will communicate as soon as we are in a position to.

Update on school uniform August 2020

You will have received a letter regarding the return of pupils in August 2020. Further updates will be issued when required and we will be in contact over the holiday period. As you will appreciate, the situation is constantly changing and this impacts on decisions which also may require to be reviewed in the light of new information. The school receives information regularly from North Lanarkshire Council (NLC) and the Scottish Government. Please keep checking our school website and Twitter page for updates.

What will our classrooms look like next year?

Classrooms have been reconfigured to ensure pupils are sitting 2m apart. This has reduced the capacity in each room. Library of classroom pictures jpg transparent download png files ...This reduced capacity means that we can safely bring pupils into school two days per week on the basis of 2m social distancing.

How will my child be taught?

When they return in August, pupils will study on the basis of blended learning. This will be a mix of learning in school and at home. This could change between now and August. We will continue to supply online work for all pupils during term-time. If there are any issues with accessing materials, please contact your child’s Pupil Support teacher.

How will the pupils enter the school and move around the building?

We are currently planning how we can ensure your child enters/leaves the building safely and can move between classes.   Signs will be in place to direct pupils around the school and remind them to maintain social distancing.  Information about this will be issued nearer the date pupils return to school.

What should pupils wear to school?

We are extremely proud of our standards of school uniform at Taylor High School. Based on current information on clothing and, taking account of the current workplace risk assessment which the Council uses, we expect all pupils to wear their blazer from August but not their school tie in the first instance. I advise the purchase of a tie since the position on this may change at any time.  In addition we recommend that pupils bring a waterproof jacket and/or have an umbrella as they may be outside longer than usual when waiting to enter the building under the new social distancing guidelines

On days when pupils undertake Physical Education, they will be asked to attend school in their PE kit.  In a change from normal practice this will consist of a plain white t-shirt and black jogging bottoms or leggings. We will not be able to offer changing facilities for PE.

How can I order a school uniform?

We have been in contact with Logoxpress and they have provided advice on how to measure your child for a blazer at home. The company will take orders online and arrange delivery to your home. The website is and their phone number is 01786 447454. Please see attached further advice provided by Logoxpress.

S1 – S3 Order form and sizing guidelines.

Taylor High School S1-3 2020 Order Form

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Taylor S1-3 Sizing Guidelines

S4 -S6 Order form and sizing guidelines

Taylor HS Senior Phase Sizing Guidelines

Taylor High School Senior Phase 2020 Order Form

Ties will be available to buy from the school office. We will advise you when they are available even if not to be worn in the first instance.

Thank you for your ongoing support

Stay safe everyone!

One Parent family support programme

One Parent Families Scotland has been delivering services for parents across North Lanarkshire for over 13 years.  Our staff team have been working hard to ensure we can continue to support families with the services that they need during the Coronavirus outbreak, both in terms of practical services and, importantly, in terms of being able to access those services.

Current Service Provision

  • Completion of crisis applications supporting parents struggling to meet fuel costs
  • Referrals to Foodbanks supporting parents struggling to meet food costs
  • Completion of charitable grants for essential new household items (electrical appliances, bedding, etc)
  • Support with Universal Credit and benefit applications
  • Emotional, Well-being & Peer Support via phone call, text, Facebook, Facetime and WhatsApp
  • Up-to-date advice and referrals for access to local services & resources
  • Free Phone Lone Parent Helpline 0808 801 0323, webchat and local up to date information and ‘Ask a Question‘ on our website

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to find out more about One Parent Families Scotland specialist package of support package.

T:        01698 239961

M:      07506 904 368


One Parent Families Scotland enjoys a reputation for providing high quality services and have an unrivalled knowledge and understanding of the issues facing single parent families.

All of our work is underpinned by the alleviation of child poverty.

Speakers for Schools Newsletter


In response to Covid-19, Speakers for Schools launched our Virtual Talks (VTalks) and Virtual Work Experience (VWEX) programmes to help speakers continue to engage and support young people studying at home and those still attending school across the UK.

Since our first VTalk two months ago, Speakers for Schools has delivered over 50 VTalks to almost 55,000 young people. We continue to deliver insightful and engaging talks from some of today’s most inspiring figures across business, arts, politics, journalism, STEM and more, to help young people fuel their ambitions and open their minds to different ideas and career paths. Speakers coming soon include Britbox Group Launch Director Reemah Sakaan, Oscar Nominee Writer / Director Armando Iannucci, Tik Tok General Manager Richard Waterworth and John Frieda Creative Director Zoe Irwin.

Our VWEX now works with 56 leading employers to offer Virtual Work Experience to young people across the UK. These include PwC, Bank of England, Google, Spotify and Cisco.  We were thrilled to hear that Gatsby now recognises Virtual Work Experience toward Gatsby 5 & 6.

View the full Vtalk schedule here

Microsoft Teams Codes

Various departments within Taylor High School have been working hard to create Microsoft Teams, for each year group, for the upcoming academic session beginning in August.

Below you will find a link containing codes for the following subjects:

Mathematics, English, Languages, Music, Science, Social Subjects and Art.

Accessing Microsoft Teams can be achieved via login to GLOW, please join the appropriate teams only.

Microsoft Teams Codes 2020-21

Taylor’s Stationery Drive-Thru

We welcome all pupils to collect a range of stationery and other resources from our scheduled ‘Drive-thru’ at Taylor High School’s car park.

The ‘Drive-thru’ will take place on:

Wed 17th June, 1.30 – 3.30pm, New S2-S3
Thur 18th June, 1.30 – 3.30pm, New S4-S6

At the Drive Thru, the Mathematics  and Science Departments will collect books from all SQA candidates and the Science Department will distribute notes for Higher and Advanced Higher for all 3 sciences.

There will be socially distanced collection points for parents and pupils to access what they need. There will also be a cleansing station with hand sanitiser available.

A text message has been sent out to all parents regarding this.

We encourage pupils to collect stationery packs and subject specific materials that they may require. We hope to see many of you there!

Taylor’s Lockdown Cookbook

We are proud to present our delicious recipes in our doughtastic Taylor High School Lockdown Cookbook! We have been working on our best quarantine recipes to share with you. Many thanks to both teachers and pupils who contributed their recipes to the cookbook. We hope you are ready to cook up a storm!

We have attached our Lockdown Cookbook below. Click on the front page to see what’s inside!

There are starters, mains, sides and sweet treats to choose from. We would love to see your creations, please tag us on twitter @TaylorHS1982       @taylorlibrary       @HETaylorHigh.

Many thanks to Mr Russell and Mrs Leslie for their time and effort in collating these wonderful recipes!

Ready, Steady, Cook!

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