A Teaching School Alliance

circleindigo supported a new Teaching School Alliance based across two schools with Outstanding Ofsted status in defining their Business Model for the whole Teaching School and reviewing their customer segments, value propositions, delivery channels, customer relationships, revenue streams, key resources, key activities, partnerships and outline cost structure.

Business need

  • To develop an over-arching business model for the Teaching School Alliance
  • To identify and outline the 9 key building blocks of the business model:
    • Customer segments (who are the customers?)
    • Value propositions (what are we delivering to the customers?)
    • Delivery channels (how are we delivering to the customers?)
    • Customer relationships (what relationship do we want with the customers?)
    • Revenue streams (how will the ‘business’ make money?)
    • Key resources (what is needed to deliver what we offer to the customers?)
    • Key activities (what needs to be done to deliver what we offer to the customers?)
    • Key partnerships (who else will help deliver to the customers?)
    • Cost structure (What are the costs?)
  • To engage all of the Teaching School Alliance leadership team
  • To align the leadership team around a common and agreed business model
  • To plan what needed to happen next

What circleindigo did

  • Consultation with the two senior leadership team members to understand the organisational context
  • Designed and delivered a half day business model definition workshop to develop and build a business model for moving forwards
  • Created a highly participative and interactive workshop
  • Involved all key Teaching School Alliance leadership team members


  • Created and defined a high-level business model for the Teaching School Alliance
  • Leadership team engaged and worked together cohesively and in agreement to the way forward
  • Clear actions for the way forward

Client feedback

Thanks to circleindigo, we were able to create a high quality business model that the whole team contributed to. Our time was really well spent because the way the session was run enabled us to work together effectively and purposefully.

Teaching School Alliance

Assistant Headteacher

Private, public, third sector clients

  • Business, Innovation & Skills UK Government Department
  • Spear
  • Barclays
  • Vodafone
  • Diabetes UK
  • Walt Disney
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • Clinical Research Network
  • Sareos
  • Independent Living Fund – Scotland
  • Mental Health Research Network (MHRN)
  • Severn Trent Services
  • BT
  • Brit Insurance
  • Johnson Service Group PLC
  • Bruel & Kjaer
  • Health & Safety Executive
  • Turkcell
  • Cross Roads Care
  • ACAS
  • Ident Trust
  • Change First
  • Catalyst
  • McDonalds
  • Natwest
  • RSA
  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA
  • Upstage
  • BBC
  • Diageo
  • Home Office
  • British Gas
  • Government Office for London
  • Action For Children
  • Eurojet
  • University of Leicester
  • Sir Oswald Stoll Foundation
  • Zurich
  • Ministry of Defence (M.o.D)
  • Allergan
  • Institute of Education (IoE)
  • European Bank for Reconstruction & Development
  • Novartis
  • Police Strategy Unit (PSU)
  • Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA
  • Office for Criminal Justice Reform (OCJR)
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • Broadway Theatre
  • University of Westminster
  • Training for Life
  • Learn Purple
  • jkr
  • Stakeholder Forum For a Sustainable Future
  • Elavon
  • Triodis Bank
  • WiPM (Women in Project Management)
  • Hockerill College
  • The Talent Foundation
  • NHS
  • English National Balle
  • Participle
  • Scott Wilson
  • QBE
  • School-Home Support
  • Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP)
  • West Kent Arts Patnership
  • International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
  • Training and Development Agency (TDA)
  • Centrica
  • St. Ethelburgas Centre for Reconciliation & Peace
  • The Royal British Legion
  • Hyde Plus
  • Greenwich Local Authority Childrens Services
  • UCAS
  • Cubic
  • KnowledgeBrief
  • BP
  • Maritime Cluster
  • Pace
  • Harris HospisCare
  • RBS
  • Barclay Card
  • Fifteen Foundation
  • Citi
  • MARS
  • Zero Waste Scotland
  • The Prince’s Trust
  • Virgin Media
  • Allianz
  • Shoreditch Trust
  • IMS
  • Jobcentre Plus
  • MBNA
  • London Borough of Barking and Dagenham
  • Citizen’s Advice Bureau

Our clients

We work with profit and non-profit organisations, cross-sector and cross-industry with executive and leadership teams, staff at all levels, customers, suppliers and prospective partners.

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