Adrian Ball
Adrian Ball
Chief executive
Inspiration Trust

Since qualifying as a PE teacher Adrian has always worked in schools located in areas of high socio-economic deprivation in roles closely linked to pupil pastoral development. 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, and as Executive Principal at East Point Academy where he achieved the same judgements. 

Adrian is currently the Chief Operating Officer for the Inspiration Trust; a multi-academy trust of 13 schools across Norfolk and North Suffolk. In this role he is responsible for a wide range of strategic priorities in both the Trust’s educational and business work streams to ensure the educational objectives of the Trust are achieved. Adrian is also a member of the Norwich Opportunity Area Partnership Board, is a Fellow of the Institute of School Business Leadership, and a Trustee of Villier’s Park Educational Trust.