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Adrian Ball

Chief Operating Officer,
Inspiration Trust

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.

Gain insights and practical solutions from a Multi-Academy Trust leading the sector in the delivery of Curriculum-Led Financial Planning

  • Learn how curriculum design and financial planning can be integrated to improve efficiency whilst meeting the needs of pupils
  • Gain practical insights on developing a curriculum model that ensures effective deployment of staff
  • Discuss how your school can measure the cost and resources allocated to each lesson and how to identify inefficient timetabling and teaching delivery
  • Evaluate and monitor core indicators in the delivery of teaching provision including teacher ratios, class sizes, contact time and income per pupil to ensure long term efficiency
  • Assess how financial analysis of the curriculum can improve learning outcomes and pupil outcomes by ensuring quality and consistency for all pupils in teaching