When Nicola (Nicki) Welch and her siblings, Steven and Caroline, started at the BSN in 1978, little did Nicki know that this would be the beginning of a long connection with the school. Nicki’s mother, Delia, joined the teaching staff as a Biology Teacher and continued working at the BSN until the Welch family left the Netherlands in 1986.
Impressively, all three Welch children went on to win places at Oxford. The Netherlands was clearly still in her blood, and Nicki re-joined the BSN as a Biology Teacher in 2002. Nicki was welcomed to the department by the then Head of Biology, Patric Hudman, who was coincidentally the same Head of Department when Nicki’s mother taught at the school all those years ago.
Although there are several examples of BSN alumni who work or have worked at the BSN, the mother and daughter Biologists have the unique distinction of being the only example of two generations teaching in the same department!
”I had a great time as a student at the BSN. I have so many fond memories of playing hockey, school plays and making great friends. Although the BSN is different and much bigger now, it is still a place which values education and education outside the classroom.Nicki Welch
During her years as a BSN staff member, Nicki has held the position of Examinations Officer, was promoted to Head of Biology in 2014 and is one of the Assistant Headteachers at Senior School Voorschoten this academic year.