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Teacher banned for wrestling sessions.

Teacher banned for wrestling sessions.

A maths teacher who allowed pupils to settle disputes during out-of-hours wrestling sessions has been banned from teaching.

A professional conduct panel found Azam Zia, who worked at Icknield High School, Luton, had failed to tell parents about the off-site sessions.

The 37-year-old had also charged pupils between £15 and £20 to attend.

He admitted unacceptable professional conduct and bringing teaching into disrepute.

The conduct panel, which met last month, heard Mr Zia held the tuition sessions on Saturdays at the Tokko Youth Centre in Luton between August and November 2015.

The sessions, which were only attended by Muslim boys, were used to settle conflicts between pupils.

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