No disrespect to you shirtandtie for this but.... ...no-one will ever convince me that any of this improves either learning or education. For learning objectives, I use a title, and stick "to learn how to..." in front of it. Ofsted has never moaned...and I don't much care if it isn't strictly what I'm supposed to do. I remember one ofsted inspection, where we had a long term Australian supply teacher teaching further maths. When asked by the inspector why he hadn't used a learning objective he replied, in strong 'down-under' accent: "Learning objective? Chapter 6, that's my learning objective". The ofsted inspector gave him 'outstanding'... There is no substitute for a well-taught lesson. If we spend our whole time window dressing, making sure LOs are put up, and making sure we're ticking the right boxes, surely we're missing the whole point.