Getting involved in school governing can not only help your own career but also give you the opportunity to influence the future talent agenda.
When was the last time you volunteered to do something meaningful which would support your career development and possibly even make you happier? As Jonathan Haidt writes in his book The Happiness Hypothesis, the voluntary activities you undertake make a significant and sustained difference to the level of your happiness.
Joining a school governing body as a volunteer governor or an academy board as a trustee is a fantastic way to develop yourself, learn new skills, broaden your experience, and improve educational outcomes in your community.
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By Louise Cooper, CEO, Governors for Schools