James Murray-Walsh appointed as Principal of Global Academy

Global Academy in Hayes has appointed James Murray-Walsh as its new Principal.

James joins the media school from Harris Academy Wimbledon where he was Vice Principal for five years.

During his time at Harris Academy, James contributed to the school’s Outstanding OFSTED inspection rating in 2023. His background also includes experience in the creative sector, having worked as an actor before his teaching career.

James aims to enhance the Academy’s reputation as a beacon of educational excellence.

James said: “I am passionate about equipping students with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the dynamic creative industries, and I am excited to join Global Academy as the school embarks on a new journey of growth and innovation.

“Together, we will continue to build an Academy that not only meets but exceeds the expectations of our student community and creative industry partners.”

Kirsty Leith, Chair of Governors for Global Academy added: “James made a significant contribution to Harris Academy in Wimbledon and as well as being a first-rate educational leader, James has a strong understanding of the creative sector having worked in the industry before retraining as a teacher. We’re all looking forward to working with James here at Global Academy. Welcome James!”

Global Academy has also announced it is launching new courses including IT and Technical Content Production in London and the Level 4 Creative Media Diploma (Year 14) in Manchester. These new courses will give students access to education tailored to the needs of roles within the media sector.

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