At WAW, all our classes are faith-based and as such is compliant with Islamic guidance and principles. The themes covered in our drama and singing classes will be centred on historic Islamic events and stories derived from the Quran. Our Arts classes similarly cover themes such as Islamic calligraphy, geometry and the evolution of art influenced by Islam.
WAW focuses on creating a fun and energetic environment for our students. Our teachers and assistants ensures a warm and friendly welcome to the class and every child feels engaged with and is given the opportunity to express themselves.
All our teaching staff are suitably qualified for their respective roles and receive consultation from the management team at the school to ensure compliance with the school's principles is maintained at all times.
Nusaiba Mohammad Timol, Founder & Director
Nusaiba is the founder of WAW Creative Arts and better known as the first female winner of Islam Channel's National Qiraat Competition in 2006. Nusaiba has always been a creative individual, balancing her Quran studies with the world of fashion, completing a degree in Fashion Textiles & Design at University for the Creative Arts. Nusaiba’s work and profile within the modest fashion industry has been featured on a number of mainstream platforms such as BBC, Channel 4, British Vogue and Evening Standard in the UK. Nusaiba has also received press in international media outlets – MBC, Vogue Arabia and TV3 in Malaysia.
Nusaiba has also been recognised as one of 100 most inspirational Muslims in the UK by the Emerald Network, the UK's largest Muslim professional networking community.
Throughout her career, Nusaiba has received messages from a large number of young people for advice and mentorship on her creative journey. This has contributed to the launch of this school, aimed at providing a creative medium for students to engage with the arts from a young age, develop their confidence and interpersonal skills that will benfit them later in life.
Lamyaa is a British Moroccan singer-songwriter, multidisciplinary artist and musician. She has been self-taught in creative artistries since childhood, which include singing, piano, authentic drums and performance poetry. Lamyaa has showcased her create arts internationally, whilst performing in musicals, festivals and national television. Her musical abilities are designed to express spirituality, empowerment and meaning, and is currently producing her own music to be released in the near future. Lamyaa has also been recognised as one of 100 most inspirational Muslims in the UK by the Emerald Network, the UK's largest Muslim professional networking community.
Arts & Crafts
Nusaiba has a varied creative background, and a strong knowledge of the role art has played in Islam and how it has evolved over time in various parts of the world.
Since obtaining her degree in Fashion Textile & Design at the University of Creative Arts London, Nusaiba has acquired a number of techniques from stenciling, foiling, patchwork, abstract patterns and more repetitive patterns.
Nusaiba has over a decade experience teaching at an Islamic school in East London/Essex, and offers a very engaging approach to her lessons.
Maheen is an award winning theatre writer and director. She holds a degree in Drama from University of Southampton, and is extremely passionate about teaching performing arts.
Over the past decade, Maheen has created, written and directed her own Theatre plays. She has also been the recipient of an award for her theatre play, Coming Out of My Box, which she co-created, co-wrote and directed - awarded by Planet Awards for Best Live Performance.
Maheen is committed to working with children and has consistently worked with Perins School GCSE students as a Practitioner (theatre, director, creator), assisting with content creation and understanding of theatrical techniques and their applications.