In Wales local authorities have a number of responsibilities in relation to failing schools. If a local authority considers a school satisfies any of the conditions set out in Chapter 1 of Part 2 of the School Standards and Organisation (Wales) Act 2013 it may issue a warning notice. If the local authority is still not satisfied with the action the school has taken (or not taken) it may exercise its powers of intervention which include:
- requiring the governing body to secure advice or collaborate,
- appointing additional governors,
- removing the governing body and appointing an interim executive board in its place,
- suspending a school's right to a delegated budget, and
- issuing a direction.