What is our Mission?
Who Are We & Where Have We Come From?
Tagtiv8 Active Learning was founded in 2012 by a teacher and school leader who love learning but hate sitting down for long periods of time. We were frustrated that many schools were focussing only on English and Mathematics – with certain subjects put to one side. In some schools, subjects were being taught in boxes and we know that this is not how we learn best. Our mission – 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 – driven by data – were putting undue pressure on teachers and learners through academic accountability and over-testing. Children were sitting down far too long. English, Phonics, Guided Reading and Mathematics were the sole diet for many children. The situation can be best summed up by Michael Rosen.
There were not enough opportunities to move and learn. Tagtiv8 set about creating ideas and games – with children and teachers – to redress the balance. Working with schools ensured we were able to successfully create Physically Active Learning (PAL) games with a multitude of benefits. These win:win solutions for health and education can be seen in this TEDx Talk.
Teachers trust our pedagogy and children love our active learning games. We are currently working with over 70,000 children across the UK and in other countries too.
Where Are We Going?
As teachers and leaders, we need to look at ways we can increase and embed creative opportunities for learning.
Our approaches and ideas help develop unique and innovative ways to combine English, Mathematics with Physical Activity. Tagtiv8 resources and training help teachers to unlock the potential of the classroom, 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 PAL games and ideas provide an enjoyable alternative to classroom based learning. We promote physical activity – crucial when we all face the increasing problem of sedentary lifestyles.
Tagtiv8 ideas, games, resources and training packages are ideally suited to help schools:
- maximise the impact of the PE and Sport Premium Funding for Primary Schools
- meet and exceed the recommendations of the Chief Medical Officer in the Childhood Obesity Plan of Action
Tagtiv8’s vision is an education system that improves standards. However, we also want one that values and develops the physical and emotional well-being of children and adults.
We offer a new perspective on learning – making English and Maths active, relevant and fun.
Tagtiv8 games are a great way to ensure you reach & exceed your 30/30!
How Are We Going To Get There?
- Create and share English and Mathematics games and ideas that promote physical well-being
- Create and share physical activities that impact on standards in English and Mathematics
- Support teachers with innovative training packages – ensuring they are confident and competent to deliver PAL approaches
- Provide schools with PAL approaches that make learning exciting and relevant – engaging even the most reluctant learners
- Promote creativity in children – allowing them to develop their own PAL games and then share them with other schools
We are not like other organisations who make bold claims based on case studies. We work closely with Leeds Beckett University, developing robust research that demonstrates the impact of PAL.
At Tagtiv8, we value physical activity, creativity, problem-solving and play. People learn best when they 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 have fun creating our games and want children and teachers to have fun playing them. Our team get such a buzz when teachers and learners share the PAL games they have created.
Many of our games are co-created by schools, organisations and individuals. That is why we credit each and every one of them. All materials are ©Tagtiv8 Ltd. All Tagtiv8 materials are time-stamped online as they are created and developed – this prevents infringement of intellectual property. Please respect this. There are many businesses out there – often masquerading as charities – who are driven simply by profit. Mini-rant over. Enjoy our games responsibly ;o)
Tagtiv8 are part of a growing movement. Join us and like-minded souls – #SitLessMoveMore #moveandlearn #physicallyactivelearning.