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. 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 www.logoxpress-schoolwear.co.uk and their phone number is 01786 447454. Please see attached further advice provided by Logoxpress.
S1 – S3 Order form and sizing guidelines.
S4 -S6 Order form and sizing guidelines
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!