Erskine House boarding house for girls House Mistress with the girls

Care, Guidance & Communication

The House Master and Mistress provide pastoral care and support the children, keep them safe and guide them through life as a boarder, a teenager and a pupil at ESMS.

Each boarding house has a House Master and Mistress who live in their own quarters with their families in the boarding houses. The Master and Mistress help the children to learn time management, responsibility, how to take care of themselves and how to get along with others whilst affording the children an appropriate degree of freedom and independence.  They eat with the children at mealtimes, chat with them in the communal areas and discuss and plan outings with the children for the weekends.

"As House Mistress I really get to know the girls.  I aim to ensure that the girls are happy, safe and make the most of every opportunity at school…I teach the girls honesty, confidence and to be the kind of person who does the right thing."   

 Mrs Fiona Anderson, Erskine House House Mistress for 10 years.

To support academic development, the children have access to in-house boarding tutors who can help them to work through their homework and address any sticking points as well as to plan their work and offer guidance on how to tackle a project.

We couldn't be happier knowing that Scott is being properly look after, and really enjoys being a boarder.

Mr Maxwell, father of Scott in S3

Communication between residential staff at the boarding houses and parents is a priority and today is mainly done through email and telephone but parents can also follow what's going on in the boarding houses on a dedicated Twitter feed  www.twitter.com/Esmsb. Parents are also encouraged to stop by for a chat and a coffee with the residential staff at the boarding houses whenever they are in town.  

For more information about boarding at ESMS please contact a member of the Admissions Team at the relevant school.