Jeni retired in 2009 after 39 years in education. She was a head teacher for 26 years in Liverpool, Lancashire and Cumbria. She has been an OFSTED Inspector, judge for the Guardian's Head Teacher of the Year Award, Head Teacher Performance Management External Advisor, Primary Strategy Consultant Leader for Cumbria LA. and School Improvement partner (SIP). She is presently a SIAS Inspector (Statutory Inspection of Anglican Schools) and Leading Aspect Award Assessor. She was awarded an OBE. in the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2010 for her services to education.