Chameleon PDE Resources

Ages 11-12 : (Theme : Community & environment) : A welcoming and inclusive school

120 minutes of activities to choose from with a focus on inclusion and your setting's values. Teaching notes come with a fully editable PowerPoint presentation. A 'home learning' resource is also included in case of school closure and your student...

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Ages 11-12 : (Theme: Future choices & money) : Managing money at secondary school

These resources cover a range of issues to do with money such as wants and needs, budgeting pocket money, legal and illegal ways to earn money under 16 and also aspects of child criminal exploitation. There are 120 minutes of activities for you to...

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Ages 11-12 : (Theme : Future choices & money) : Starting at secondary school

These resources help students recognise the positives of moving to secondary school, and also helps them manage any worries they have. The 120 minutes of activity choices also provide opportunities to discuss common concerns about starting seconda...

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Ages 11-12 : (Theme: Keeping safe) : Travel safety

These resources asks students to consider safe ways to travel independently and ways to identify risk and mitigate against it. The teaching plan comes with a fully editable PowerPoint presentation and a home learning version of the lesson. Should ...

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Ages 12-13 : (Theme: Keeping safe) : Gangs and knife culture

As the title suggests these materials provide a framework for discussion and reflection for pupils around gang and knife culture, legalities, choices and consequences. As with all Chameleon resources there is also signposting to further advice and...

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Ages 12-13 ; (Theme: Personal skills development) : Accepting responsibility

These materials cover aspects of mental health e.g. why self-blame is unproductive, and also personal development skills to recognise when a situation isn't going to plan and how to take positive steps to mitigate the problem, including accepting ...

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Ages 12-13: (Theme: Personal skills development) : Active listening

A series of fun activities that teach pupils the importance of listening skills. These are applied to various scenarios so that students learn how and why effective communication skills are essential in a range of contexts and relationships. Along...

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Ages 12-13 : (Theme: Personal skills development) : Managing criticism

With a strong emphasis on mental health as well as skills development, these activities consider different types of criticism and how to manage them. Students also learn the difference between insults and criticism, and how to use constructive cri...

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Ages 12-13: (Theme: Personal skills development) : Managing misunderstandings

These activities help students understand how misunderstandings can occur including through e-communication and social media. The materials also consider reparation steps once a misunderstanding has happened. The activities are accompanied by a ho...

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Ages 12-13 : (Theme: Personal skills development) : Non-verbal communication

These resources have a focus on developing an awareness of non-verbal communication in self and others and what this means for communication in relationships. There are 120 minutes of teaching activities to choose from, a fully editable PowerPoint...

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Ages 13-14: (Theme : Community & environment) : Personal & social consequences of gang and knife crime

These activities focus on the impacts of joining a gang including the carrying of bladed articles. They also provide information on how to exit a gang safely with appropriate signposting to support agencies. You have 120 minutes of activities to c...

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Ages 13-14: (Theme: Emotional & mental health) : Isolation and mental health

Drawing from the Covid 19 pandemic and other scenarios these activities explore the impact of isolation on mental health and the importance of being connected to wellbeing. As with all Chameleon secondary resources there is sufficient material in ...

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Ages 13-14 : (Theme: Emotional & mental health) : What affects mental health?

The 120 minutes of activity choices in these resources asks students to reflect on what can trigger emotional and mental health issues, alongside healthy and unhealthy coping strategies. A video on the amazing teenage brain is included in the full...

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Ages 13-14: (Theme: Emotional & mental heath) : Support for mental health

120 minutes (minimum) of learning activities that focus on accessing support for a mental health. This includes discussion around warning signs, and the difference between 'feeling down' or 'stressed' and indications when these become more serious...

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Ages 13-14: (Theme: Health & fitness) : Prevention of infection

These activities cover the importance of personal hygiene, vaccinations, and oral health. The resource come with a PowerPoint presentation and a home learning resource. Some of the activities draw on Covid-19. If you choose to use all the materia...

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Ages 13-14: (Theme: Health & fitness) : Sleep & relaxation

These activities help students understand that quality sleep benefits both mental and physical health. Students are also asked to consider what can affect sleep and strategies to promote sleep. These resources come with a fully editable PowerPoint...

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Ages 14-15 : (Theme: Emotional & Mental health) : Developing self-esteem and confidence

120 minutes of activity choices raising student awareness of self-esteem and how it can be boosted. These materials put a different emphasis on self-esteem rather than the traditional foci of body image, self-image and reflection on personal chara...

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Ages 14-15 : (Theme: Emotional & mental health) : Helping a friend or relative who is struggling to cope

These materials consider the implications for supporting a friend (or relative) with a mental health issue. Students are particularly asked to consider how they would manage their own wellbeing if placed in this situation. Helping a friend with un...

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Ages 14-15 : (Theme: Emotional & mental health) : Little things, big impacts

These materials help students understand why negative and positive language (and actions) can impact on self-esteem and mental health. Students are introduced to some simple neuroscience and the concept of negative automatic thoughts and how to ma...

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Ages 14-15 : (Theme: Emotional & mental health) : Stress, anxiety and depression and how to manage them

These activities help students understand that stress, anxiety and depression are normal facets of life that most people experience from time to time, but also highlights when these become more problematic and need appropriate self-help or outside...

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Ages 14-15 ; (Theme: Emotional & mental health): Unhealthy coping, warning signs and triggers

The 120 minutes worth of activity choices in these materials helps students explore how stress can manifest in relation to triggers. Unhealthy coping strategies are discussed such as substance misuse, self-harming and eating disorders with appropr...

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Ages 15-16 : (Theme: Future choices & money) : Applying for work and training how to stand out in a good way

These activities teach students about the current skills that employers are seeking and gives them time to reflect on which of these skills they have and those they want to develop. CV writing is also covered as well as interview practise for empl...

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Ages 15-16 : (Theme : Future choices & money) : My study plan

These resources can be used with students to help them consider how they best learn and to start devising a personalised study plan. The 120 minutes of activity choices are accompanied by a fully editable PowerPoint presentation and a home learnin...

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Ages 15-16 : (Theme: Health & fitness) : Finding and using health services

These materials help students understand the range of health services available and how to access NHS support. Barriers to accessing healthcare are also investigated, including myth (misinformation), stigma, embarrassment, financial and cultural f...

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Ages 15-16 : (Theme: Health & fitness) : Sleep, rest and study

The importance of a balanced study/revision plan is the focus of these materials. Students are given advice on study/revision tips and planning an appropriate study timetable. The benefits of sleep and relaxation as part of a healthy and effective...

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Ages 15-16 : (Theme: Online life & media) : Managing my online profile for future employment

The 120 minutes of teaching activity choices focus on online career options and also the risks associated with having an inappropriate or disrespectful online or social media presence in regard to future employment prospects. The materials also co...

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Ages 15-16 : (Theme: Personal skills development) ; Developing resilience

These resources help students explore what it means to be resilient and how resilience skills can be developed. There is also a focus on being a resilient student within the UK exam system, allowing students to consider what this means for them. T...

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Ages 15-16 : (Theme : Sexual health) : The law, rights and responsibilities in sexual relationships

With a focus on consent and some of the main legal protections against abuse, coercion, domestic violence, forced-marriage and honour-based violence, this session asks students to consider readiness for sex, the importance of communication and acc...

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Ages 16-17: (Theme: Community & environment) : Community impact of organised crime

These resources provide opportunities for students to consider a range of impacts of organised crime and ways to prevent it. There are 120 minutes of activity choices (minimum) and the resources include a fully editable PowerPoint.

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Ages 16-17: (Theme: Community & environment) : Gangs and organised crime

The activities focus on the risks associated with gang membership and the link between many gangs and crime. Exit strategies are also considered and there is signposting to organisations that can support young people wishing to leave a gang. Shoul...

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Ages 16-17 : (Theme : Emotional & mental health) : Suicide prevention

This is a taboo subject that is rarely included in personal development education programmes for young people, however we feel it is essential this subject is discussed and that young people are signposted to appropriate support if they need it. S...

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Ages 16-17 : (Theme : Future choices and money) : Marketing yourself

These resources help students consider how to effectively market themselves for university, apprenticeships or employment. Resources cover aspects such as interview technique and preparation of CVs and personal statements. The fully editable Power...

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Ages 16-17: (Theme: Future choices & money) : My career ambitions

These activities support students to think hypothetically and laterally about their future goals, study and career aspirations. There is a focus on personal values, skills and strengths and the relevance of these to career choice. Some considerati...

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Ages 16-17: (Theme : Future choices & money) : Work or study my next steps

120 minutes of activities with a focus on alternative post-18 options including apprenticeships. Real case studies are used to raise awareness of different career pathways. The activities come with a fully editable PowerPoint presentation.

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Ages 16-17 : (Theme: Personal skills development): Goal setting and contingency planning

These materials ask students to consider the place of short, medium-term and long-term goals. The importance of having a Plan-B is also a running theme through the activities with a focus on the type of plans this age group of students may have in...

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Ages 16-17 ; (Theme: Personal skills development) : Staying motivated

This set of resources asks students to consider what motivates and de-motivates them so they can formulate a plan of action to support their studies. Some research about motivation and employment is also explored so that students can reflect on ho...

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Ages 17-18: (Theme: Future choices & money) : Budgeting

Consultation with young people prior to devising the Chameleon scheme of work for post-16 indicated they wanted some input regarding budgeting in preparation for independent living, and also information on renting and buying property. The resultin...

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Ages 17-18: (Theme: Future choices & money) : Money matters

These resources were written following consultation with students who wanted more input around money and finance. Activities include learning about National Insurance and Tax, saving options and keeping money safe, such as awareness of illegal tra...

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Ages 17-18 : (Theme: Future choices & money) : Taking a gap year

These resources consider the pros and cons of taking a gap year, options available and planning considerations. It also has a focus on pre-planning for emergency situations while travelling abroad. There are 120 minutes of activities to choose fro...

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Ages 17-18 : (Theme: Values, rights & responsibilities): Customer service and consumer rights

As described, these materials discuss consumer rights and customer service. Activities cover legislation, how to complain and where to access further advice and support. There are 120 minutes of activity choices and a fully editable PowerPoint.

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Ages 17-18: (Theme: Values, rights & responsibilities) : Workplace legislation

These materials are primarily aimed at students so they can understand and uphold their rights as part-time workers, and in preparation for students who are leaving education and entering full-time work. Relevant UK legislation is covered as the r...

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Ages 5-7 Life-after lockdown teaching pack (Covid-19) pack

This pack contains 6 'session' plans to support children to understand and live with Covid-19. Lessons have a strong focus on mental health. Originally written to support students' return to school, each session 'plan' has 120 minutes of activitie...

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Ages 7-11 Life after lockdown (Covid-19) pack

This pack contains 6 'session' plans to support children to understand and live with Covid-19. Lessons have a strong focus on mental health. Originally written to support students' return to school, each session 'plan' has 120 minutes of activitie...

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Guidance document: Calendar of awareness days/weeks

This calendar maps out some of the main days and weeks e.g. World Aids Day, that you could use to enhance your setting's assembly / collective worship programme. The document is an editable Excel spreadsheet allowing you to change or populate with...

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Guidance document: Curriculum codes

This document can be used alongside Chameleon PDE teaching resources to identify the curriculum codes on each plan.

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Guidance document: Quickstart teacher notes

This simple one page guide explains how to use Chameleon's resources.

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Guidance documents : Assessment guidance & proformas

This pack contains guidance and suggestions of how you can appropriately assess pupil progress in personal development education. The easy to read guidance notes are accompanied by some proformas that you could use with students. As with all Chame...

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Guidance document: Scheme of work overview - Ages 11-18 October 2020

This document shows Chameleon's scheme of work for 11-18 year olds and what you can expect as minimum content by the end of the academic year should your setting subscribe. Our complete scheme guarantees coverage of Personal Development /PSHE for...

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Recovery 2020 teaching pack (Covid-19) (Ages 11-12)

This pack contains 5 'session' plans to support students' to understand and live with Covid-19. Lessons have a strong focus on mental health and also some focus on transition from primary to secondary education during Covid. Each session 'plan' ha...

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Recovery 2020 teaching pack (Covid-19) (Ages 12-13)

This pack contains 5 'session' plans to support students' to understand and live with Covid-19. Lessons have a strong focus on mental health. Originally written to support students' return to school, each session 'plan' has 120 minutes of activiti...

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Recovery 2020 teaching pack (Covid-19) (Ages 13-14)

This pack contains 5 'session' plans to support students' to understand and live with Covid-19. Lessons have a strong focus on mental health. Originally written to support students' return to school, each session 'plan' has 120 minutes of activiti...

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Recovery 2020 teaching pack (Covid-19) (Ages 14-15)

This pack contains 5 'session' plans to support students' to understand and live with Covid-19. Lessons have a strong focus on mental health. Originally written to support students' return to school, each session 'plan' has 120 minutes of activiti...

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Recovery 2020 teaching pack (Covid-19) (Ages 15-16)

This pack contains 5 'session' plans to support students' to understand and live with Covid-19. Lessons have a strong focus on mental health. Each session 'plan' has 120 minutes of activities to choose from and an editable PowerPoint. If all activ...

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Recovery 2020 teaching pack (Covid-19) (Ages 16-18)

This pack contains 5 'session' plans to support students' to understand and live with Covid-19. Lessons have a strong focus on mental health. Originally written to support students' return to school, each session 'plan' has 120 minutes of activiti...

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Sample materials Ages 11-12 A welcoming and inclusive school

120 minutes of activities to choose from with a focus on inclusion and your setting's values. Teaching notes come with a fully editable PowerPoint presentation. A 'home learning' resource is also included in case of school closure and your student...

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Sample materials Ages 12-13 Non-verbal communication

These resources have a focus on developing an awareness of non-verbal communication in self and others and what this means for communication in relationships. There are 120 minutes of teaching activities to choose from, a fully editable PowerPoint...

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Sample materials Ages 13-14 Personal & social consequences of gang & knife culture

These activities focus on the impacts of joining a gang including the carrying of bladed articles. They also provide information on how to exit a gang safely with appropriate signposting to support agencies. You have 120 minutes of activities to c...

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Sample materials Ages 14-15 : Stress anxiety & depression & how to manage them

These activities help students understand that stress, anxiety and depression are normal facets of life that most people experience from time to time, but also highlights when these become more problematic and need appropriate self-help or outside...

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Sample materials Ages 15-16 : The law rights & responsibilities & sexual relationships

With a focus on consent and some of the main legal protections against abuse, coercion, domestic violence, forced-marriage and honour-based violence, this session asks students to consider readiness for sex, the importance of communication and acc...

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Sample materials Ages 16-17: Marketing yourself

These resources help students consider how to effectively market themselves for university, apprenticeships or employment. Resources cover aspects such as interview technique and preparation of CVs and personal statements. The fully editable Power...

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Sample materials Ages 17-18: Taking a gap year

These resources consider the pros and cons of taking a gap year, options available and planning considerations. It also has a focus on pre-planning for emergency situations while travelling abroad. There are 120 minutes of activities to choose fro...

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Sample materials Ages 5-11 Life after lockdown (Covid-19)

This sample lesson for ages 7-11 comes from our Life after lockdown (Covid-19) pack. The pack contains materials for ages 5-11 with over 24 hours of teaching activities in total that are easily adaptable and can be differentiated across year group...

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Sample materials Recovery 2020 (Covid-19)

This sample lesson for ages 12-13 comes from our Recovery 2020 (Covid-19) packs. The packs contain materials for each secondary age group with over 60 hours of teaching activities in total. Covering emotional health, societal and personal impacts ...

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