Right so I FINALLY found the solution to this so thought I would come back and let you all know.
as a custom field within your wordpress page. And then set the amount of gallerys you wish your album to display per pagination.
So for example :
Go to your wordpress Admin
Go to your gallery page
Add this to your pages content [album id=1 template=compact]
Under this you will have a box called ‘Custom Fields’
Add ngg_paged_Galleries to the name field
and 5 to the value field