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Embrace change it will not hurt too much. Are you the Head of IT at the school or even worse work at the local apple store? Change is to be encouraged if done right but as a parent I have no confidence from reading the letter to my company or the press article that this is being done correctly and therefore I am concerned that the £45k experiment will not end up as a joke. My job is to implement change and have done so for many large organisations over the last 20 years. One thing I have learned is not to jump into the latest gadget without doing a proper test which in this case may include a sample of students and not just 1 student, some Internet articles that approached this differently with differing variables and no understanding of what this will do to results and standard of education If they had said that they wanted to purchase a class full of IPads that they would introduce to all students of all ages, under their full control that could be loaned out then I personally would support. To go to parents and ask them to fork out for one of their siblings for an expensive, fragile gadget that may last 2years and for those parents like me, would prefer to spend that amount of money on a laptop that all of the family could benefit from. Did we taxpayers not fork out a lot of money for this school including technology?