Members of the school's Governing Body work in close partnership with the school, and their role is essentially a strategic one: managing the budget and staffing, and helping the school to set and achieve its long-term and strategic aims. 
Claygate's Governors are from four categories: parent governors (3), a staff governor (1 + the Headteacher), a Local Authority governor (1) and co-opted governors (8). Claygate's Governing Body also has Associate Members, who are not full governors but share their expertise at full GB and committee meetings. All governors serve for a four year term.
Claygate has a very active Governing Body, and all governors visit the school regularly and have active links with classes.
Governing Body, as at April 2016:
GB photos Apr 2016
GB information Apr 2016