Five key ingredients

In the PE Kitchen's first video blog, we talk to Jamie Daniel-Moon, Primary Education Lead at Arsenal in the Community. Jamie and his team work with primary school teachers in Islington to help them gain skills and confidence to deliver games PE lessons and programmes.  

In the video, Jamie talks us through the five key principles or values which his team have identified as being essential for their PE delivery and teacher training. 

Having a simple framework of essential ingredients has helped Jamie and his team to deliver PE which is of a consistent high-standard. In particular, it has helped them educate and develop the coaches and teachers they work with. 

  • What do you think of the the 5 ingredients that Arsenal in the Community have identified? What would you change, reduce or add?
  • How might a framework like this one help your school or organisation? What would be a realistic process of getting staff together to explore and develop a framework?

My work with Jamie and his team has helped me better understand what teachers need from PE resources and CPD.  I wanted the ideas, games and pedagogies in 'A Year of Primary PE' to be straightforward and attainable. The book focuses on simple and repeating principles to help achieve consistently good PE experiences for both teacher and children. 

Simple, consistent, attainable, high-quality PE

A Year of Primary PE: 110 games  to support whole-child development from September to July

A must-have for every primary school


This book is a must-have for every primary school. Mark’s passion for PE, grounded in experience, shines through and he offers an alternative approach that focuses on the holistic development of each learner, as well as developing physical skills. Every activity is carefully planned, tried and tested, engaging and purposeful.