In Autumn 2013 Essex County Council, Basildon Council and BEST agreed with schools in Basildon Town as to how to further support primary school improvement and educational attainment across the town of Basildon following the significant improvements made by the schools during 2012/2013 academic year.  As a result of this the Basildon Excellence Panel was formed in February 2014 to introduce a new way of working across the schools and is independently chaired by Sir Mike Tomlinson.
The Panel is an informal partnership between the schools in Basildon Town and the organisations represented on the Panel.