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Ever wondered how Anomaly screens could help your school? Well in this blog post we’re focusing on “4 ways Anomaly screens can improve your school”. Our unique Anomaly Screens offer schools a creative platform to display messages, celebrate pupil achievement, promote SMSC development and improve parent engagement. Depending on what the schools existing digital media strategy looks like, Anomaly will be able to tailor a proven alternative to suit any type of need from the school. Below you’ll find a picture of one of our talented schools making the most of their screens. anomaly screens Choose the right screen for you All of our screens are available in a range of sizes, our sun-readable LCD screens are waterproof making them suitable for all weathers. This allows the screen to be versatile with location. Whether you want to display a message outside to children’s parents or use it to promote a message within the school corridors, then Anomaly screen can be used anywhere that suits your needs. OFSTED certified  You can stream content on any Anomaly screen in your school. Our screens can help schools to meet criteria set by OFSTED about community cohesion and global citizenship. Up to date video library Purchasing an Anomaly screen gives you access to hundreds of videos in our library covering key topics such as exercise, healthy eating, bullying and the new curriculum. Piece of mind We provide a time effective content management system with the ability to schedule for future playback and update messages on the go. This allows you to stream any suitable content to all of your screens and plan as far as in advance as you like. If you would like to incorporate any Anomaly technology into your school, or find out more about our vast range of services in the education sector please do not hesitate to call us on 0844 579 0880 or alternatively you can email us on the usual address info@anomalygroup.co.uk Twitter | Facebook
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Here are Anomaly’s 3 tips to keeping safe online. 3 simple tips to keeping safe online can be found in this blog post. Read below to find out how to making sure you’re keeping safe online. Be wary of emails  Emails are always are a great tool for communicating with family and friends, but it’s always important to make sure every is keeping safe online. If you receive an email from someone you don’t know, do not open it. It could be a virus or contain offensive pictures. Make sure you encourage your children to tell a responsible adult who can then deal with the situation. When sending an email, never give out any personal information. Information like your name, address or school. Chatting online Chatting online on things like Instant Messaging is a fun way to communicate with your friends and family. Remind your child that some people you meet online might not be who they say they are. Make sure people on your child’s IM contact list are people you know in the real world. If someone adds your child that you don’t know, make sure you block them from contacting you. Make sure your child is never meeting up with someone they have met online – you can’t know for sure if they are who they claim to be. Tell an adult if someone you have met online asks to meet up with you. Remember to ensure your child is treating people with respect when chatting online; think before you allow them to send a message which might be upsetting to another person. Social networking Social networking sites are great for communicating with friends. Any information you add about yourself on social networking sites can be seen by anyone in the world – providing too much information about yourself may mean people you don’t know are able to find you. Make sure your child is not too open with personal information on social networks, keep your accounts locked down to give the least information possible. If you would like to incorporate any Anomaly technology into your school, or find out more about our vast range of services in the education sector please do not hesitate to call us on 0844 579 0880 or alternatively you can email us on the usual address info@anomalygroup.co.uk Twitter | Facebook
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With the FA community shield just around the corner, in this blog post Anomaly UK will be looking at promoting active learning in relation to the upcoming event. The new football season is upon us with the FA community shield taking place this Sunday. With Chelsea winning the premier league last season with eight point cushion over second placed Manchester City and Arsenal winning the FA cup. The two will meet this Sunday at the Wembley stadium to kick off at 3PM, with Arsenal looking to retain the FA community shield. But how can schools promote active learning in relation to the FA community shield? Using Anomaly screens, schools will be able to tailor specific content to be streamed with ease.  With Anomaly screens it’s easy to tailor content to fit the school curriculum. It’s important to plan for the new term during the summer time.  Why not promote active learning following the students return to school in relation to the FA community shield? Here’s a video we made talking about promoting active learning: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VAvut42bNE At Anomaly we’re always willing to listen to ideas from new and existing Anomaly schools. Our number is 0844 579 0880 alternatively you can drop us a quick message at info@anomalygroup.co.uk if you want to discuss your ideas in more detail. Twitter | Facebook
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Even though schools have just finished for the holidays the start of term will be here before you know it. Just because it’s the middle of summer that doesn’t mean we’re letting our trainers take it easy! The summer holidays are the perfect time for training, whether you would like to squeeze in a fun faculty session or arrange a media workshop for your pupils.

If you have our Portable Filming Studio, customer support could help you to capture your summer preparations on camera or build a green screen workshop into lesson time. Schools who have arranged such workshops have commented on the noticeable improvement in their pupils’ ICT skills and peer to peer mentoring.

Anomaly customer support can arrange training sessions for both staff and students alike, completely free of charge for schools as and when they require it. So, if you have an idea of how customer support could help just get in touch and we will try our best to accommodate your wishes.

Anomaly customer support also carries out routine follow up calls with our customers after their training to make sure that they are happy with how the session went. We love hearing the positive feedback from everyone and are always looking for ways to improve our support for schools.

If there were any aspects of a training session that you didn’t understand or you would like additional help with, we are more than happy to provide additional sessions to ensure you are making the most out of your equipment!

If you would like to incorporate any Anomaly technology into your school or find out more about our vast range of services in the education sector please do not hesitate to call us on 0844 579 0880 or alternatively you can email us on the usual address info@anomalygroup.co.uk Twitter | Facebook
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In this blog post read all about the success of two Anomaly schools in our latest blog post. Eastbury Comprehensive School, Essex & Abraham Moss Community School, Manchester. The first of the two Anomaly schools Eastbury Comprehensive School saw recent success as they won a TES Schools Award for “English teacher or team of the year”. The Anomaly school wanted a digital media revamp to their existing infrastructure. This is when Anomaly aided the school by connecting their existing internal screens to allow them to stream their own content wherever necessary. The second of the two Anomaly schools Abraham Moss Community School also saw recent success as they also won a TES Schools Award for “Community and collaboration award”. Much similar to Eastbury Comprehensive School they wanted an alternative to their existing digital media strategy. Anomaly supported them with an upgrade to their Anomaly Content Manager system which allowed the school to upload, manage and broadcast content around the school quickly and easy. If you would like to incorporate any Anomaly technology into your school, or find out more about our vast range of services in the education sector please do not hesitate to call us on 0844 579 0880 or alternatively you can email us on the usual address info@anomalygroup.co.uk Twitter | Facebook
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“Anomaly school wins award” is the topic in our latest blog post. In this blog post, Anomaly focuses on one of it’s successful schools that have won the ECHO Schools Award 2015. Anomaly had the pleasure of helping the school revamp their digital media strategy. Anomaly school, Leamington Community Primary School, won the award for the primary school of the year and Anomaly would like to congratulate the school on their success. Leamington Primary school approached Anomaly to find a digital media alternative. Anomaly installed two of our 47″ external Anomaly screens. anomaly school screen The Anomaly school also had web streaming software incorporated throughout their school. This allowed the school to stream their own tailored content on their website in a simple way with no hassle. If you would like to incorporate any Anomaly technology into your school, or find out more about our vast range of services in the education sector please do not hesitate to call us on 0844 579 0880 or alternatively you can email us on the usual address info@anomalygroup.co.uk Twitter | Facebook
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In this blog post we look at a testimonial from Anomaly school, Stoke Minster CE Primary. The Anomaly school wanted to revamp their digital media strategy and Anomaly’s services allowed them to do just that. Anomaly had the pleasure of working with Stoke Minster CE primary school to install one of our external portrait screens. This has allowed them to take a digital media alternative approach to learning as the external screen allows the user to stream tailored content to students. The content is both engaging and informative. anomaly school screen If you would like to incorporate any Anomaly technology into your school, or find out more about our vast range of services in the education sector please do not hesitate to call us on 0844 579 0880 or alternatively you can email us on the usual address info@anomalygroup.co.uk Twitter | Facebook
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Following the general election in May 2015, the conservative party saw itself triumph once again over the opposition, this time without the need for a coalition. With this success brought the announcement of the latest 2015 budget under the conservative party. But how does this affect young people in the UK? George Osborne’s budget has been tough on young people all over the UK, with changes to the living wage for young people as well as scrapping housing benefit for 18-21 year olds. The biggest shock came when Mr. Osborne announced that young people below the age of 25 were not included in his plans for a new living wage.  George Osborne announced that there would be a new living wage introduced; initially this living wage will be set at £7.20 an hour with a target of it reaching more than £9 an hour by 2020. Unfortunately, according to the new 2015 budget, those who are under 25 will not be eligible for this new living wage with this wage expected to hover around the same amount that it is at currently. Apprentices will receive a 57p rise to £3.30 an hour. Danielle Austin and Rachel Peers of Anomaly Interactive however, strongly disagree with these plans. Here at Anomaly Interactive, we have decided to immediately adopt a new pay scheme which surpasses Osborne’s proposal for 2016. We now offer all young people, even those seeking their first jobs after leaving education, a competitive salary which exceeds the living wage. Even Anomaly’s apprentices, as young as 16, are paid in line with the proposed living wage guidelines for over 25s, which is almost 3 times the national minimum wage for apprentices in this country at present. Anomaly was formed in 2012 after two lifelong friends, Rachel Peers and Danielle Austin put their heads together to form a business which showcases young people and enables them to “strut their stuff” and show off what they can do. Having both graduated in 2012, with Rachel earning a first class BA in Graphic Design and Danielle an LLB in Law, they both found it difficult to secure any meaningful employment that made use of the skills they had developed over the many years in education. You can read more about the Anomaly management team by clicking here. Once Anomaly Interactive was set up in Salford Quays, Rachel and Danielle quickly started to expand the company by recruiting young and talented individuals to drive their new ideas forward and in 2013 alone, they provided employment for 12 school, college and university leavers, you can take a look at our talented team here. With over 30 young people securing employment to date, Anomaly plan to increase their workforce by 60% over the next twelve months with five imminent vacancies, recruitment support from Salford City College and a recent commitment to double their office space. Companies like Anomaly really set an example for other employers. The message is simple; give young people a chance and your business will thrive. This is something that Mr. Osborne seems to have ignored in his 2015 budget plans; fortunately Rachel and Danielle have other ideas. If you would like to talk to the brains behind Anomaly to discuss potential digital media development or if you’re an existing school partner who wants to make the most out of your equipment please do not hesitate to call us on 0844 579 0880 or alternatively you can email us on the usual address info@anomalygroup.co.uk Twitter | Facebook
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The Anomaly business development team consists of 6 members including, Adam, Jade, Jamie-Lee, Mehwash, Michael and Jamie. All of which have vast experience in business development and customer service and would be more than happy to answer any questions you might have about the range of services we offer.

The Anomaly business development team are more than likely to be the team who you will reach if you call our office, or if you are pushed for time just fill out our contact form and a member of the business development team will get in touch with you.

This team are mainly responsible for reaching out to new schools to discuss how our services will suit your needs. They can organise group presentations or one to one meetings within your preferred school setting to give you more information about the work are currently doing nationwide in order to improve other schools’ digital media strategies.

The team also make sure they maintain a high level of professionalism when dealing with potential schools whilst representing the Anomaly brand to the fullest. If you would like to talk to anyone from the Anomaly business development team to discuss potential digital media development or if you’re an existing school partner who wants to make the most out of your equipment please do not hesitate to call us on 0844 579 0880 or alternatively you can email us on the usual address info@anomalygroup.co.uk

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Anomaly step up their marketing strategy to gain national recognition! In this blog post Anomaly will be exploring its current and previous marketing strategy. We will also cover Anomaly’s understanding of the need for businesses to make use of digital marketing tools in order to thrive in the modern world. In the previous blog post we talked about revamping our website to make it up to date with current trends and information. In this blog I (Louis) will be talking about joining Anomaly and helping to revamp their marketing strategy. The initial marketing strategy Prior to my arrival at Anomaly, we already had an active audience on all social media platforms, as well as averaging a couple of sessions on the website, but Anomaly deserved to be an established brand. Anomaly had never hired someone for this type of role previously which gave me room to explore my ideas in relation to digital marketing. My initial response was to completely reword all the copy on the website and make it more search engine friendly. Anomaly did not have a company blog, which I was more than happy to start and incorporate all over our website. How could we improve? In my first week at Anomaly, I came up with an initial marketing strategy. The main points that came up were that we needed to make the website responsive on all devices. Next, I went on to have a look at our copy on the website. Although the copy wasn’t bad, it needed more keywords and a clear direction to what it is that Anomaly offered as a company. After studying competitors actions and how they presented their brand, some copy was written for the website. Another area that this led to was to include keyword in the title tags of our website, which has shown great results. I also made sure that all social media links were prominent on each page. This leads me on to our social media, as explained before we already had an active following on Twitter but it was important that the following continued to grow. That’s when we introduced the Anomaly blog which offers news related to Anomaly. This allowed us to give a constant stream of content on all social media pages. The results Anomaly gave me the opportunity to project my ideas to take the business forward and I feel that we have had an amazing response in my first month here. Traffic to our website has improved drastically, our social media pages have improved and hopefully this will lead to national recognition for Anomaly after implementing this marketing strategy. Twitter | Facebook
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