Gordon Opie

Gordon Opie is Deputy Head Pastoral at Kingswood School in Bath, an Independent Day and Boarding School for pupils aged 11 to 18 years.  As Designated Safeguarding Lead for four years, Gordon has experience of managing referrals to the local authority children’s social care, providing early help and intervention, managing allegations of peer-on-peer abuse and identifying children at risk of radicalisation.  He acts as a source of support, advice and expertise to staff on matters of safety and safeguarding and ensures all staff receive appropriate training.  Gordon is passionate about the benefit of DSLs in school receiving support through supervision from someone outside of the organisation.