Getting started with Tutor Time Reading

Running a Tutor Time Reading programme in school provides support for readers across all year groups, promoting whole-school literacy and encouraging reading for pleasure. Schools running Tutor Time Reading programmes schedule in regular 20-minute sessions during which form tutors read a book aloud whilst each student in the form uses a bookmark or ruler to follow along … Read more

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Sign up for our newsletters We are a school supplier of rich, high-quality English texts for class set and Tutor Time requirements. Subscribe to our newsletter and we’ll send you occasional emails showcasing new products, special offers and more. By signing up you agree to our Privacy Policy. Email address  Privacy Policy Sign up At … Read more

Tutor Time Reading Case Study: Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership

Megan Nee is a Literacy Coordinator and English teacher at St Anslem’s Catholic School, one of five secondary and 14 primary schools within Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership, who she joined in February 2020. Since the start of the 2021-22 academic year, however, Megan has also taken on a Trust-wide role, working across all secondary schools … Read more

Which books can best help secondary schools to engage reluctant readers?

Today we are delighted to launch MBE Books’ second insight report into reading initiatives and reading for pleasure at Key Stages 3 and 4.   Our comprehensive survey of SLT, Heads of English, English teachers, literacy leads/co-ordinators and librarians finds that 55.5% of respondents are ‘concerned’ or ‘very concerned’ about the reading ability of Year … Read more

MBE Books: A one-stop book supply for all your English requirements

With over 30 years’ experience providing a wholesale book service to schools, and 1,000s of titles to choose from, we’re the perfect choice whenever you need to boost or restock your class set stock. Our entire order process is designed to make life as easy as possible for you:  We offer full coverage of GCSE … Read more

Competition Terms & Conditions

1. Introduction 1.1 These Promotion and Competition Rules (the “Rules”) shall apply to any promotion, prize draw or competition (“Promotion(s)”) promoted or conducted by MBE Books Limited or via (the “Website”). 1.2 Unless otherwise specified, MBE Books, Caldicott Drive, Heapham Road, Industrial Estate, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, DN21 1FJ (“MBE Books”, “we”, “our”, “us”) is the … Read more

11 Tips To Motivate Students

With “back to school” already upon us, it is to be expected that you will have some students in your class that are feeling unmotivated and need a kick start into their new term of learning. Whether it be the start of a new year/term, or even for students that may appear unmotivated more frequently, … Read more

Greenshaw Learning Trust Case Study

This incredibly informative case study, provided by Josie Mingay at Greenshaw Learning Trust, really captivates the importance of Tutor Reading Time and how just 20 minutes everyday can benefit their overall English knowledge capabilities. Also, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and schools beginning to look over the horizon of returning back to normality, the … Read more

Different Types Of Revision Techniques For Students

This year as a whole is a lot different for everyone, especially students. A large population of students are currently progressing through their schoolwork at home, but this can lead to them losing motivation and willpower to carry on revising for their all-important exams, whether they be mocks, GCSE’s or their yearly progress exams, they … Read more

Top 5 English Class Texts Students Should Read Before Leaving School

It is always beneficial for anyone to read books, especially if the student wants to progress their educational journey with English. But sometimes it is hard to identify some amazing books to read, which is why we are going to go through our top 5 chosen English class texts that every student should read before … Read more

Online Classes For Students During The Pandemic

Right now, the days may seem different and a tad frightening, which is why you should try and make sure that life remains as close to normality as possible. Try to keep positive and make sure that you incorporate similar lesson guidelines and lesson timings within everyday life for your children. In this blog, we … Read more

J.K Rowling’s Journey to Success

When looking at the success that she is now, J.K Rowling is a prime example of someone who has earned her success through her hard work, even when times were tough. Famous for her brilliant Harry Potter book series, which is still flying off the shelves today, Rowling is a key writer who contributes to … Read more

Tips For Leaving School & Joining College

Moving to college or sixth form is a nerve-racking time for any secondary school student, but during this long period of time off, certain students can lose their motivation within learning and move on to new things. At MBE Books, we are going to go through essential tips on how your child or student can … Read more

12 Things Successful Teachers Do To Make Students Thrive

What Is The Definition Of A Successful Teacher? Let’s Find Out… You may think it’s difficult to define yourself as a ‘successful teacher’, but it does not take as much as you may think. Students simply look for someone to motivate them during their learning journey, whilst also being supported in their success. In this … Read more

4 Of The Best Digital Resources For Secondary School English Teachers

With digital resources on the rise, it has never been easier for teachers to find essential teaching ideas, topics and reviews on the internet. In this blog, we will go through 4 of the best digital resources for secondary school English teachers, which are used every single day across the globe. Here at MBE Books, … Read more

Our Top 7 Picks: Choosing The Best Novel For English Literature

After careful consideration, it is difficult to just pick 7 impressive novels that have been created throughout the decades. However, we have put together what we think are some of the most impressive novels written for English Literature. If you are struggling to find the perfect novels to teach to your pupils, then why not … Read more

Mental Health Tips For Students

In this infographic, we will go through the best ways to try and help your students cope with their mental health, whether that be through stress, anxiety or anything else they are struggling with, it is essential that someone is there to help them in a time of need. Take a look below to see … Read more

Teaching Tips for GCSE

No matter what the subject may be, you must help your students prepare for their upcoming mocks and GCSE exams, which can be incorporated easily into your lesson plans.  In this blog, we are going to take a look at some common pitfalls, alongside useful suggestions on how you can fully help your students ace … Read more

18 Shakespeare Quotes

Many of us still use some of the most famous Shakespeare quotes to this day. But are we using them with the meaning he intended? Let’s take a look at our top 18 inspirational Shakespeare quotes, including ones that are used within everyday life, to vital phrases that are essential for students to learn about … Read more

Charles Dickens Influence on Christmas

The best-loved of Britain’s novelists, Charles Dickens, shared a tale that transformed the season of goodwill and Christmas traditions.  “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens is one of the most iconic and heartwarming Christmas plays of all time. It shares the story about a mean-spirited and selfish old man, Ebenezer Scrooge, who hates Christmas. He … Read more

Change Your Revision Strategy for 2020

It’s that time of year that every student loves to hate, the Christmas holidays. You get two weeks off to spend time with your family and friends and indulge in the festive celebrations. However, January fast approaches, exam season. Everyone learns differently and it is important that you engage with the best revision strategy for … Read more

4 Major Reasons To Buy From MBE Books

At MBE Books, we pride ourselves on providing some of the best reading resources for KS3 and GCSE students, whilst making the hassle of delivery non-existent, as well as providing quick quotes and competitive discounts. In this blog, we will talk about how beneficial our services really are and provide you with a more in-depth … Read more

Five Top Tips For Creative Writing

There is no doubt, that creative writing is one of the key areas within English learning that both students and even some teachers struggle with. However, it is not helped by some of the dull material out there that make kids go cross-eyed with frustration. Luckily, there are easier ways to make the learning process … Read more