About Us

National Talent Academy provides endorsed online courses for essential work skills. The courses are the result of many years of R&D including partnerships with Manchester University and Morgan Stanley leading to a Futureproof Careers Framework. 

National Talent Academy was founded in 2020 by Cambridge graduate David Jaffa, who previously founded SAM Learning, an online learning tool for GCSE and KS3 used in hundreds of English secondary schools, and Penda Learning, an online Science and Math tool for US schools. David received the 2021 BETT Outstanding Achievement Award for his lifetime achievements in EdTech. 

National Talent Academy

The National Talent Academy provides courses designed to help learners align their strengths and passions with the skills and character qualities that will always be needed in the workplace. 
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Rory Graves
Rory works at Morgan Stanley and brings his skills as a certified Toastmaster to presentation skills teaching at NTA.
Maxine Jaffa
Maxine has a background in teaching and neuropsychology. Her book 'Emotion' is a collaboration with Mark Solms, Antonio Damasio and Oliver Sacks.
Thor Conklin
Thor has founded, bought and sold several multi-million dollar businesses and is a peak performance consultant to several multi-millionaire entrepreneurs.
Emily Cotterill
Emily specialises in developing resources for PSHE, Citizenship and Careers and has ten years of experience teaching in inner city schools.
Dick Tomlinson
Dick is an international educational and business consultant. Developed a school for 350 developmentally disadvantaged students in North Carolina.
David Jaffa
David founded SAM Learning, an online learning tool used in hundreds of schools, and received the BETT Outstanding Achievement Award 2021.

Contact Us

National Talent Academy, c/o SAM Learning Ltd., 3rd Floor, 1 Ashley Road, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 2DT

Registered in England No 02826785.

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