During her eight years at the school, Dame Jean more than trebled GCSE exam results, with 52 per cent of girls achieving five or more A* to C grade passes in 2002 compared to just 16 per cent when she arrived in 1994. Attendance went up to 96.5 per cent. The number of pupils on the roll soared from 766 to 1,700 and by the time she was honoured all the girls who sat A-levels went on to university.
But she was suspended from the headship in 2004 over allegations of financial irregularities and sacked two years later.
Sounds like she did TOO good of a job!