The Heartlands family are devastated to learn of the death of their dear friend and colleague Mr Hazeez Ekeolere. A life cut tragically short; our thoughts are with his family at this terrible time.

Hazeez was a beloved colleague and mentor to our students. He worked at Heartlands from 2015-2018 and served the students with passion and dedication which we all admired. The Heartlands family are heartbroken at the loss of this young, talented and honourable man. We will miss him dearly.

Hazeez was loved by all he had contact with. He was a warm, funny and loyal man. He was professional, dedicated and passionate about improving the lives of the young people. He had recently excelled in his teacher training at a North London university and joined a school as a Geography teacher. He kept us updated of his progress and we were all incredibly proud of him.

As we all try to come to terms with this news some of you may need support or wish to show your support to the family and send messages of condolences. The Heartlands family have opened an online condolence book HERE for you to share your memories, thoughts and photos of Hazeez. We will, when the time is right, share this with the family.

We will also be considering how best to permanently honour Hazeez, he was a keen football player and coach to school teams and so we will look to reflect this in a tribute to him onsite. We hope to hold a memorial in school when we can as well as contribute and share in any remembrance events his family hold in the coming weeks and months.

Tributes left at the school will be held safe and displayed next to the year10 gate for all to see, we welcome these tributes on Monday when staff are available to help with putting them somewhere safe. Pictures of these tributes will be placed in the condolence book along with copies of any notes or cards received.

Our thoughts and deepest sympathies to anyone touched by this terrible news

Mrs Roberts on behalf of the Heartlands High School Family

  • If you want to discuss this news with someone:
    All young people can use the service
    Heartlands students can contact a member of staff on Monday via email and we will be in touch
    Adults and families can access help HERE and contact the Haringey Cruse bereavement services HERE