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Independent Association of Prep Schools chief says move would make children ‘achieve more’​

Children should be encouraged to work less hard and play more at school, a headteachers’ leader has said.

David Hanson, chief executive of the Independent Association of Prep Schools, told his conference in Newport, Wales: “Our children should play more and work less in order to achieve more.”

If they play more widely, it gives them a wider world-view

David Hanson, chief executive of the Independent Association of Prep Schools

He warned that “not everything must appear to directly contribute to enhancing exam results”, adding: “If children love reading, playing games or watching their favourite TV programme, we should let them.

“If they play more widely, it…

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