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

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

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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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