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Policy Influence

Education Virtual Roundtable

“How do we help disadvantaged students catch up and ensure social mobility following their return to school after COVID-19?”


July 21, 2020

The roundtable is chaired by David Jaffa, Founder of SAM Learning and Jaffa Foundation, joined by panellists:

  • David Johnston OBE MP – Education Select Committee Member & Former CEO of the Social Mobility Foundation

  • Naomi Eisenstadt CB – Inaugural Director of the DfE’s Sure Start Unit, Independent Advisor to the First Minister of Scotland, Trustee at Education Endowment Foundation, Fellow of the University of Oxford and the LSE.

  • John Murphy – Chief Executive, Oasis Community Learning

  • Virendra Sharma MP – Labour MP for Ealing Southall 

APPG on Digital Skills


"The bright future of workplace skills"

January 28, 2020

David Jaffa spoke at the APPG on Digital Skills meeting on 'The Education System' (@DigiSkillsAPPG). His talk on 'The bright future of workplace skills' can be found here

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Digital Skills is a forum for parliamentarians, educators and employers to promote the importance of digital skills and to encourage a greater understanding of digital skills for personal, educational and career development.

  • Julie Elliott MP, Chair 

  • Chris Green MP, Vice Chair

  • Lord Knight of Weymouth, Vice Chair

  • Nigel Huddleston MP, Officer 

  • Lord Lucas, Officer 

The APPG on Digital Skills is sponsored by: 

  • Google 

  • BT 

  • City and Guilds 

  • The Education Technology Association 

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2019 TPEA Conference: A Richer Curriculum

"The life skills to flourish are very predictable"

July 13, 2019

What skills do our children need to flourish and make a huge contribution in the global economy? David Jaffa's talk on "The life skills to flourish are very predictable" can be found here

The Technology, Pedagogy and Education (TPEA) conference celebrates the breadth of digital technologies from early years to higher education in pursuit of developing a creative workforce who are engaged citizens in a digital and global world. Key issues in our ever-changing education system include the growing influence of Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and the development of digital literacy and skills in learners of all ages.

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