Speaker profile

Adrian Ball

Chief Operating Officer
Inspiration Trust (Confirmed)

Since qualifying as a PE teacher Adrian has always worked in schools located in areas of high socio-economic deprivation. Through a variety of different roles he has been part of a number of turn around successes – most notably as Principal of Thetford Academy where he led the school out of Special Measures to its first good rating with leadership recognised as outstanding.

Adrian is currently the Chief Operating Officer for the Inspiration Trust; a multi-academy trust of 14 schools across Norfolk and North Suffolk. He has led the implementation of Integrated Curriculum Financial Planning across the whole Trust in order to secure the investment required to ensure the educational objectives of the Trust are achieved. Adrian is also a member of the Norwich Opportunity Area Partnership Board and is a Fellow of the Institute of School Business Leadership.