Our Functional Immersive Teaching (FIT) Programme challenges normal teaching methods with the introduction of cross curricular active learning. Our programme has proven to reconnect children to the curriculum through active learning, combining sport and curriculum subjects. We have specifically developed our FIT Programme to target children lacking drive and connection with the curriculum or who may have behavioural issues and are facing learning difficulties with the traditional teaching methods.
The EOLAS+ FIT Programme provides alternative teaching methods to reach out to pupils and engage them with academic subjects. Our FIT Programme is challenging the norm by combining 4 or more subjects plus life skills to help engage and develop the children quickly and effectively.
We currently run our “Sporty Science FIT Programme”, which combines Science Experiments, P.E and much more throughout the 6 sessions.We are in the process of developing our next “Themes” to which schools will be able to ‘Pick n Mix’ throughout the school year.
2. Development of plan
Choose what you would like us to focus on as well as a theme or topic you would like our programme to be based around to engage the children.
We provide you with lesson plans, equipment and coaching for 5 full days for 6 weeks.
At the end of the 6 weeks, we assess and provide a full report on the progression of the children.
Our pilot programme took place in a highly pupil premium (combined household income below £16k) dominated area, where many children had issues with connecting to school subjects, there were behavioural issues and many had learning difficulties. Our FIT programme titled, ‘Sporty Science’, combined fun science experiments, sports and activities, maths, English and I.T as one.
83% of the year 5 class did not like science or maths prior to our 6 week programme.
By the end of our programme 100% of that group stated they had a new interest in both subjects and would like to continue to learn through active learning.
Our FIT programme also depends on schools budgets being available to cover the costs of external coaches. Current difficulties we face with this programme is finding funding to cover some costs to make it more value for money to schools. We have no competitors to this programme and is certainly a potential national primary school programme. We currently have applied for grant funding with Awards for all and Sport England for a total of £20k to provide this programme to 10 schools for free.