A HAMPSHIRE head teacher has asked parents to pose their home-schooling questions to him to help them cope during the pandemic.

Mark Beach, Head at Sherborne House Prep School, in Chandler’s Ford, had noticed that parents from his own school were commenting about how colleagues were experiencing difficulties with home schooling during Lockdown.

As a result, the head, who took up post shortly before the start of the pandemic, decided to lend a hand and asked parents to pose home-schooling questions to him and his team in an attempt to assist with any problems.

The school, which has over 250 pupils, has now responded to a number of recorded questions, and has answered these on film.

The films have then been posted on social media to try to help as many people as possible.

Mark said: “We really wanted to reach out and help the local community. We hear that families have a multitude of dilemmas about online learning and we wanted to see if we could provide any help or guidance to parents but most of all we wanted to reassure them that they are doing a fantastic job."

Head of Upper Prep, Rosie Slowen said: "We were hearing stories about how parents outside of our school community.

"They wanted advice on how to split their day; what was the most important subject to focus on and how to use various online platforms."

Any parents who have a query can email a self-recorded question to: info@sherbornehouse.co.uk