WATCH: Scottish Kindergarten – BBC Scotland interview

My interview on BBC Scotland's 'The Nine' on my motion to increase the school start age and introduce a Kindergarten for Scotland (1 Feb 2024): https://vimeo.com/914777629?share=copy

SNP MSP calls for national conversation on later school-start and a Scottish Kindergarten

Former primary school teacher and SNP MSP for Glasgow Kelvin, Kaukab Stewart, has called for a national conversation on reforming early years education.   Ms Stewart, along with organisations such as Upstart Scotland, are calling for policymakers to join academics, teachers, parents, and children in a national conversation on the benefits of play-based education, and [...]

Scottish Labour – Playing at politics and letting Glasgow down

On Thursday 16th February, Councillors met in Glasgow City Chambers to debate and agree the Glasgow City Council budget for the year ahead. It was a challenging task to balance the city’s finances while rejecting as many of the proposed cuts to services as possible. But that is the responsibility of leadership and the SNP [...]

Welcoming Languages

Welcoming Languages: Including a Refugee Language in Scottish Education is an inspiring, collaborative project based at University of Glasgow School of Education. It is delivered by an international team which also includes the Arabic Centre of the The Islamic University of Gaza الجامعة الإسلامية بغزة in Palestine. I was privileged to attend the launch of [...]

Scotland – A Good Food Nation

UPDATE - 16 June 2022 I am pleased to report that the Good Food Nation (Scotland) Bill was passed into law on 15 June. It was amended to include the establishment of an independent commission to oversee implementation of its many important clauses. I was fortunate to be selected to speak in the debate and [...]

Place2Be at St Monica’s (Milton) Primary School

I had a great visit to St Monica's (Milton) Primary School on 10 June to see how they care for their children's mental health with the support of Place2Be. Place2Be has offered child mental health support in Scotland since 2001 and currently reaches over 48,105 pupils and their families in 58 schools. It is a [...]

Race Equality and Anti-Racism in Education – Supplementary Question, 12 May 2022

In parliament on 12 May Kaukab took the opportunity to ask the Cabinet Secretary a supplementary question on the subject of Race Equality and Anti-Racism in Education. She also invited her to welcome Glasgow City Council's recent motion in favour of the decolonisation of the curriculum, and its modern studies guide now available to schools throughout [...]

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