Our Teachers

  • Mrs Gillie van der Eyken

    Early Years Lead (Pre-School and Reception Teacher) Phonics Lead, Reading Lead and English Lead. Responsibility for Computing.


    My name is Gillie van der Eyken (Mrs V) and I am Piddle Valley's Early Years Lead with 30 years experience teaching in East Sussex and Dorset, as well as in British International Schools in the Middle East. I also lead Phonics, Reading and English, as well as Computing. I enjoy gardening and cooking and supporting Weymouth FC (The Terras). I love musical theatre and going to gigs. My favourite bands are Everything Everything and McFly! I love Piddle Valley with all my heart! It is a wonderful school with a warm, nurturing, happy, family atmosphere!