What is our Mission?
Who Are We & Where Have We Come From?
Tagtiv8 Active Learning Games was founded in 2012 by a teacher and school leader who love learning but hate sitting down. We were frustrated by the fact that many schools were focussing only on English and Mathematics, with certain subjects put to one side. Subjects were being taught in boxes and we know that this is not how we learn best. We decided to create educational resources that develop confidence in key areas of the curriculum through physical activity.
How Did We Get Here?
We taught in various UK schools for 25 years and were becoming increasingly worried that outside agencies were putting undue pressure on teachers and learners. We believed that children were sitting down far too long: English, Phonics, Guided Reading and Mathematics were the sole diet for many children and there were not enough opportunities to learn and move. We therefore set about creating ideas and games that would redress the balance, before trialling them with children. Their honest feedback ensured that we were able to successfully create Active Learning Games with a multitude of benefits.
Teachers trust our pedagogy and children love our active learning games. We are currently working with over 300,000 children across the UK and abroad.
Where Are We Going?
As teachers and leaders, we need to look at ways we can increase and embed creative opportunities for learning.
Our approach and ideas help develop unique and innovative ways to combine English, Mathematics and PE. Tagtiv8 resources and training help teachers to unlock the potential of the PE hall and outdoor environment for learning core subjects, while also developing levels of fitness in our children.
Studies show that children who are physically fit are better at absorbing and retaining new information. Tagtiv8 games and ideas not only provide an enjoyable alternative to classroom based learning, but promote physical activity – crucial when we all face the increasing problem of sedentary lifestyles.
Our ideas, games, resources and training packages are ideally suited to help teachers:
- maximise the impact of the PE and Sport Premium Funding for Primary Schools;
- meet and exceed the recommendations of the Chief Medical Officer and the Childhood Obesity Plan of Action.
Tagtiv8’s vision is an education system that not only improves standards, but values and develops the physical and emotional well-being of children and adults.
Our mission is to offer a new perspective on learning – making English and Maths active, relevant and fun.
How Are We Going To Get There?
- By creating and sharing English and Mathematics games and ideas that promote physical well-being;
- By creating and sharing physical activities that impact on standards in English and Mathematics;
- By promoting creativity in children…allowing them to develop their own active learning games and then sharing them online;
- By supporting teachers in bringing the curriculum to life with innovative training packages;
- By providing schools with affordable resources and training that make learning exciting, engaging and relevant.
At Tagtiv8, we value physical activity, creativity, problem-solving and play. We learn best when we are active and challenged, with time to genuinely reflect. Creativity, collaboration and sharing are fundamental, as you will see in our ideas, games and training packages. We believe that Active Learning leads to improved physical and emotional well-being. We have fun creating our games and want children and teachers to have fun playing them. We get such a buzz when teachers and learners share the games that they have created, which we then trial and share with children and schools around the world. We simply join the dots…