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

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

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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