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

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

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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