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

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

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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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