Ella Goodwin Wiki
Ella Goodwin Biography
Who is Ella Goodwin?
Ella Goodwin, 13, felt uncomfortable wearing a wig to school after losing locks of hair, but was told she had to comply with the uniform policy at Heritage High in Clowne, Derbyshire.
The children gathered outside the premises yesterday morning and donned hats in support of their partner, prompting the school to change its stance.
One parent said that some children were not allowed in, while others were isolated and police were called.
She has been battling chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis, a rare condition that causes abnormal inflammation in and around the bones, for over two years, leaving her with almost no immune system, making school extremely challenging.
Ella’s father, Shaun Goodwin, says her daughter’s hair loss, which is still a mystery to her doctors, has left her very self-conscious.
He said, ‘She’s a girl, they want to curl or straighten her hair at that age, look good.’
The family says the support they have received from parents and students at the school has been very encouraging.
Mr Goodwin said:
Goodwin said: ‘Seeing all those people in support of Ella was out of this world, we can’t thank them enough.
‘I don’t think she realized how many friends she had in the community, she was really overwhelmed.
Mr. Goodwin has a meeting today, but was informed that the school has reversed his decision and will allow his daughter to wear a cap and hoodie.
A spokesperson for the school said: ‘We are pleased to confirm that we have now been able to speak with Ella’s family and have agreed with them that Ella may wear a cap and hoodie to ensure that she is as comfortable and supported as possible when be in school.
“We will continue to do everything possible to ensure that Ella and her family receive adequate support during this challenging period.”
Ella Goodwin Quick and Facts
- Ella Goodwin, 13, felt uncomfortable wearing wig after losing patches of her hair
- Pupil was told she must adhere to uniform policy at Heritage High in Derbyshire
- But school changed its stance after children staged a protest yesterday morning
- Ella has been battling chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis for two years