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

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

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