Burnt Mill Academy Trust

The Board of Directors


Helena Mills 



Helena Mills joined Burnt Mill School as Head Teacher in January 2010 having taught and led in East London where she lives, and has led the rapid improvement of the school from 27% 5A – C including English and Maths to the 2013 results of 76% now the 2014 results of 86%.  In November 2012 the school was judged by OFSTED to be outstanding in all categories. Helena led Burnt Mill through its conversion to an Academy in December 2011. Since September 2013 she has also been the CEO of Burnt Mill Academy Trust.

In July 2013 Helena became a National Leader of Education. As an NLE she offers support to a range of Head Teachers both nationally and locally.  Helena is also a qualified additional inspector for SERCO and is trained to inspect both primary and secondary.

Helena remains a passionate teacher, teaching both History and English when required.

Kim Durrani



Kim Durrani works as Assistant Director Technical at Epping Forest District Council. He is a Chartered Engineer with 23 years of experience of civil engineering design and leading multi-disciplinary teams delivering complex front line services and projects. Kim joined the Board of Directors as the Trust was formed and was appointed Chair in April 2014.

Dan Kolinsky

 Vice Chair


Dan Kolinsky is a Barrister whose practice covers planning, environmental, rating, local government and public law. He frequently acts as an advocate in the High Court and Court of Appeal, at public inquiries and before the Upper Tribunal. His clients include central government, local government, developers, interest groups, ratepayers, individual claimants and NGOs. He is a member of the Attorney General’s "A" Panel. He is also a CEDR accredited mediator.

Dan joined the Board of Directors in July 2013 and was appointed Vice Chair in July 2014.

Bev Tyne


Bev Tyne has worked in banking for 26 years, as Branch Manager for the last 16. She has worked in Edinburgh, London and various locations in Essex, gaining different types of managerial experience. Bev joined the Board of Directors as the Trust was originally formed. Bev is also Chair of the Burnt Mill Local Advisory Board.
Ashley Reid  
Nick Tesseyman  
Ffion Griffith  
Roy Sanders  


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Register of Interest-Ffion Griffith 04th Nov 2016 Download
Register of Interest-Bev Tyne 04th Nov 2016 Download
Register of Interest-Helena MIlls 04th Nov 2016 Download
Register of Interest-Kim Durrani 04th Nov 2016 Download
Register of Interest-Roy Sanders 04th Nov 2016 Download