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

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

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