Which device has been chosen and why?
We have chosen the Surface Pro with an active stylus and keyboard. This is as a result of extensive research over two years in other successful schools who are excelling with the use of 1:1 device technology. We have considered a full range of devices. The Surface Pro is the only device that offers the flexibility of use that will give the richness in the classroom that we need to offer your daughter the best possible learning experience.
Why have you chosen a comparatively expensive 2-in-1 device?
The Surface Pro with active stylus and keyboard has an excellent track record for use in schools. Other devices are of lower quality. We are focused on providing your daughter with the best possible learning experience and for this we require the best possible device.
Why is the device not a standard laptop?
A standard laptop does not provide the richness of experience in the classroom that we require to give your daughter the best possible learning experience. Adopting a standard laptop will result in your daughter spending time ‘staring at a screen’ rather than actively engaging in a wide variety of learning activities. This is exactly what we wish to avoid. We are focused on providing your daughter with the best possible learning experience and for this we require the best possible device. This is not a standard laptop.
Why is the device not a tablet?
A tablet has a very small screen and does not offer the full versions of software accessed on a laptop or 2-in-1 device. The larger iPad Pro offers an active stylus, but does not use the full versions of the commercial Office 365 software that your daughter will use in future study and employment.