The final piece in the jigsaw for this series of 3 posts on negotiated learning is, in some ways, the most important: that of staff development. No innovation is going to succeed without careful support and for us the notion of coaching and modelling was key to the successful introduction of a new way of enabling learning (read my thoughts about a coaching paradigm here). In our case, an important and ongoing part of the process is that of international collaboration. Facilitated by iNET and the SSAT we initiated a programme of staff development with Wooranna Park School and then Princes Hill Primary School, both in Melbourne, Australia. Principals Ray Trotter and Esme Capp have proved inspirational in furthering our own reflections on how to enable children to co-construct their learning journeys. Once we had started those conversations we were on our way and the rest, as they say, was history… the future!